Minister for Racing Martin Pakula has announced the appointment of retired Federal Court judge Shane Marshall as the new Chair of Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.
Mr Marshall served as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and Industrial Relations Court of Australia from 1995 until 2015, having been admitted to the Victorian Bar as a barrister in 1981.
He was also a non-resident judge of the ACT Supreme Court from 2004 to 2013.
Mr Marshall has also been a strong advocate for legal training in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region, including training judges in East Timor and Vietnam.
In 2013, he became an inaugural ambassador for the Wellness and the Law Foundation, a joint initiative of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar designed to combat the effects of depression and anxiety in the legal profession.
The GRV Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board is an independent body that considers appeals against decisions made by greyhound racing stewards.
The board also hears and determines allegations of serious offences under greyhound racing rules.
Mr Marshall replaces the board’s inaugural chair John Wardle, who served in the role since the board’s inception in 2010.
Quotes attributable to Racing Minister Martin Pakula
“Shane Marshall brings a wealth of legal experience to Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board and I congratulate him on his appointment.”
“The independent board plays a vital role in upholding the integrity of greyhound racing in this state.”
“I would like to thank former chair John Wardle for his dedication and commitment to the role over the past six years.”