Greyhounds Australasia Defer New Rules Roll Out

THE board of Greyhounds Australasia (GA) have elected to defer implementing a raft of new national rules for the industry until May 1, 2022.

Adam Dobbin

28 January 2022

THE board of Greyhounds Australasia (GA) have elected to defer implementing a raft of new national rules until May 1, 2022.

The new rules were to be ushered in from February 1, 2022 but following a board meeting of GA member bodies on Thursday, the last minute decision was made to delay the roll out until May.

“The adoption of a new suite of national greyhound racing rules is a significant step forward for the industry and a step that GA and the controlling bodies must execute with absolute confidence,” a GA statement read.

“Greyhound racing across Australasia is run across multiple IT systems. While the individual systems are ready to adopt the new rules, the GA Directors have sought further assurance regarding the integration of those systems and the ability of those systems to seamlessly work together with the new rules.

“We need to ensure the integrity of the industry is maintained and as such the GA Directors wish to advise that in order for further final testing on the technical integration can be undertaken, the adoption of the new national rules will be deferred until May 1, 2022”.

Despite this deferral, the Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission (GWIC) have advised that the three new NSW local rules will commence from February 1, 2022.