A question to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation regarding Greyhound Racing South Australia.
Can the Minister for Racing advise -
I. For each of the months from October 2014 to September 2015 -
(a) How many swab tests have been conducted on greyhounds by GRSA; and
(b) How many were positive and how many were negative?
II. What were the drugs for which tests were conducted between October 2014 and September 2015?
III. What drugs were detected and how many times between October 2014 and September 2015?
IV. When was the last box draw audit conducted in South Australia and what were the results?
Answer Date: 12/04/2016
Hon Ian Hunter MLC: “The Minister for Racing has provided this advice:
I – IV Greyhound Racing SA is the controlling authority for greyhound racing in South Australia.
Greyhound Racing SA is responsible for encouraging, promoting and conducting Greyhound Racing in South Australia and also provides industry control and direction, which includes undertaking integrity functions, such as swabbing and drug testing of greyhounds.
Since the corporatisation of the racing industry by the former Liberal State Government in 2000, the State Government does not control or intervene in the management of the industry.
Any questions regarding the number and outcomes of tests conducted will need to be obtained from the controlling authority, Greyhound Racing SA.”