Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in New South Wales

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound ​Racing Industry in NS​​W

The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC was ap​​​pointed by Letters Patent issued in the name of the Governor of New Sou​​th W​​ales on 6 May 2015 to inq​​​uire into t​​he Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW. 

Commissioner McHu​gh AC QC provided his report on the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW to the Governor on 16 June 2016.

​ ​​Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW

The Special Commission of Inquiry report has been published in accordance with the recommendations of the Special Commissioner, the Hon. Michael McHugh AC QC. The Special Commissioner recommended that parts of the report not be published. Those parts have been redacted in accordance with the Special Commissioner's recommendations​.

​​The Greyhound Industry Re​form Panel

NSW Premier Mike Baird announced on 11 October a change to the government's policy in respect to greyhound racing in NSW.  

​For more information about the greyhounds industry reform panel visit the Office of Racin​g website.

​​Fact sh​​​eet

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW [PDF, 155kb]

For more information about the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel​ visit the Office of Racing website.

Legi​​slation

Special Commissions of Inquiry Act 1983

Greyhounds Racing Prohibition Act 2016

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979

Earlier reports and reviews 

Select Committee on Greyhound Racing in NSW: First Report - 28 March 2014 [PDF]

NSW Government Response to First Report [PDF]

Select Committee on Greyhound Racing in NSW: Second Report - 16 October 2014 [PDF]

Report of the Statutory Review of the Greyhound Racing Act 2009 - May 2015 [PDF]

Practi​​​ce Notes​

Practice Note 1 [PDF, 134kb] 
The authorisation process for individuals and organisations who wish to appear at public hearings 

Practice No​te 2 [PDF, 145kb]​
The processes and procedures relating to the conduct of public hearings​

Practice Note 3 [PDF, 124kb]​
Legal representation of more than one person​ ​


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