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Equine Influenza Inquiry government response

​​​​​​Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2008

Outlines the Australian Government's response to the recommendations of the Equine Influenza Inquiry report, Equine influence: the August 2007 outbreak in Australia.

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Equine Influenza Inquiry government response (full document)PDF103 KB
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Commercial Horse Assistance Payment (CHAPs) review 2007–2008*PDF228 KB
Independent audit report—CHAP review—Racing NSW (RNSW)PDF274 KB
Independent audit report—CHAP review—Racing NSW (RNSW)Word894 KB
Independent audit report—Equestrian Federation of Australia—New South WalesPDF274 KB
Independent audit report—Equestrian Federation of Australia—New South WalesWord894 KB
Independent audit report—Harness Racing NSWPDF274 KB
Independent audit report—Harness Racing NSWWord894 KB
Independent audit report—Queensland RacingPDF274 KB
Independent audit report—Queensland RacingWord894 KB
Independent audit report—Queensland Harness RacingPDF274 KB
Independent audit report—Queensland Harness RacingWord894 KB
Independent audit report—Equestrian QueenslandPDF274 KB
Independent audit report—Equestrian QueenslandWord894 KB

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The Independent audit report—CHAP review—RNSW should be read in conjunction with the following caveats:

  • Page 1, Section 1.3—Conclusion, second paragraph:

    Racing NSW received ministerial agreement to make payments outside of the funding deed in respect of the liquid assets test - see CHAPS review 2007–2008 – Acumen Alliance (Oakton) report, page 9, for further information.
  • Page 3, Section 3—Compliance with funding deed, point 8:

    The retained fees report was submitted to DAFF. Unspent funds were returned to DAFF.
  • Page 9, Section 4.2—Issues, Estimations were based on rates in guidelines:

    All payments from DAFF were either passed on to recipients by Racing NSW or returned to DAFF.
  • Page 11, Section 4.4—Issue, Discrepancies handled in house:

    Racing NSW notified DAFF of the fraudulent claim at the completion of the steward’s inquiry.
  • Page 18, Section 4.8—Issue, Passing retained fees back to trainers:

    CHAPs 1 and CHAPs 2 retained fees were either passed on to recipients by Racing NSW or returned to DAFF. There were no retained fees under CHAPs 3. All unspent funds were returned to DAFF.
    The Independent audit report—Equestrian Federation of Australia—New South Wales report should be read in conjunction with the following caveats:
  • Page 5, Section 3—Compliance with funding deed, point 8:

    The final report was submitted to DAFF on 16 July 2008.
  • Page 13, Section 4.6—Reporting, Final report:

    The final report was submitted to DAFF on 16 July 2008.