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Power of Commission in relation to greyhound-racing

    (1)     Subject to this Act, the Commission has power to do all things that are necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with or incidental to the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers in relation to greyhound-racing.

    (2)     Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Commission may:

        (a)     make, amend or repeal the Greyhound Racing Rules 1981 ; and

        (b)     allocate to greyhound clubs the dates and times on and at which they may hold greyhound meetings; and

        (c)     investigate and report upon proposals for the construction of new greyhound-racing grounds or for the alteration or renovation of existing greyhound-racing grounds, and supervise the construction of new greyhound-racing grounds or alterations or renovations to existing greyhound-racing grounds; and

        (d)     register or license or refuse to register or license, or cancel or suspend the registration or licence of, a greyhound club or an owner, trainer, bookmaker, key employee or other person associated with greyhound-racing, or disqualify or suspend any of those persons permanently or for a specified period; and

        (e)     supervise the activities of greyhound-racing clubs, persons licensed by the Commission and all other persons engaged in or associated with greyhound-racing; and

        (f)     direct and supervise the lawful dissolution of a greyhound club that ceases to be registered; and

        (g)     subject to the approval of the Minister, appoint an administrator to conduct the affairs of a greyhound club; and

        (h)     register and identify greyhounds; and

        (j)     disqualify a greyhound from participating in a race; and

        (k)     exclude from participating in a race a greyhound not registered under the Greyhound Racing Rules 1981 ; and

        (m)     prohibit a person from attending at or taking part in a greyhound meeting; and

        (n)     impose a penalty on a person licensed by it or on an owner of a greyhound for breaches of the Greyhound Racing Rules 1981 ; and

        (p)     impose fees for registration of a greyhound club, person or greyhound; and

        (q)     require greyhound clubs to pay to it such charges as are in its opinion required for providing services to greyhound clubs; and

        (r)     consult, join, affiliate and maintain liaison with other associations or bodies, whether in the Territory or elsewhere, concerned with the breeding or racing of greyhounds; and

        (s)     give such directions to a greyhound club in relation to the club's greyhound-racing grounds and its affairs as it thinks fit for the advancement of greyhound-racing; and

        (t)     where it thinks fit, order that an audit of the books and accounts of a greyhound club be conducted by an auditor nominated by the Commission; and

        (u)     scrutinize the constitutions of greyhound clubs to ensure that they conform with this Act and the Greyhound Racing Rules 1981 and that they clearly and concisely express the needs and desires of the clubs concerned and of greyhound-racing generally; and

        (w)     undertake research and make investigations into all aspects of the breeding of greyhounds and of greyhound-racing generally.

    (3)     The Greyhound Racing Rules 1981 shall, to the extent necessary to give effect to this section, be read subject to this section.

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