It is with pleasure that I present the Annual Report of the Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal for the year ended 30 June 2020.
During the year, one appeal was carried over from the previous reporting period, and 12 new appeals were lodged with the Tribunal. Of these, 10 were determined and three were carried over into the next financial year. All appeal determinations can be viewed at www.rpat.wa.gov.au
The Tribunal was not immune to the effects of the COVID-19 and the restrictions in place across Western Australia. Hearings were conducted via teleconference during this period.
I take this opportunity to thank Tribunal members for their invaluable contribution to the efficient operation of the Tribunal. They continue to give their time and expertise willingly in discharging their responsibilities and coping with the workload.
On behalf of the Tribunal, I also thank the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for its ongoing provision of executive services, in particular for our competent registrars, and the Supreme Court of Western Australia for permitting the Tribunal to use its facilities. It would not be possible for the Tribunal to conduct its activities without this invaluable support.
Karen Farley SC
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