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​Appointment to act as NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal

Issued: Friday, 5 February 2016

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Mr Edward Selwyn OAM has been appointed to act as the NSW Racing Appeals Tribunal, during any absence of the current tribunal, for a term of three years, Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing Troy Grant said.

Mr Selwyn is a former Deputy Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia, a former Acting Chairman of the Serious Offenders Review Council, and a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the law and state through the Legal Aid Commission NSW.

The appointment will allow Mr Selwyn to stand in for the current Racing Appeals Tribunal, Mr David Armati, during any absences.

“I welcome the appointment of Mr Selwyn who will bring strong legal skills and experience whenever needed to act for the Racing Appeals Tribunal,” Mr Grant said.

“The Racing Appeals Tribunal plays an important role as an independent body established under the Racing Appeals Tribunal Act 1983 to hear appeals by people who are aggrieved by certain decisions made by the three racing controlling bodies.

“Enabling people who face disciplinary action from Racing NSW, Harness Racing NSW or Greyhound Racing NSW to have access to an independent review process is essential to ensuring the fairness and integrity of our racing codes.

“With a career as a solicitor spanning 44 years, Mr Selwyn’s legal experience enables him to make decisions with clarity and decisiveness supported by excellent people skills.’’

In 2014, Mr Selwyn was made honorary life member of The Law Society of NSW in recognition of his longstanding and meritorious service to the legal profession over more than four decades. This has included his appointment as the Alternative Chair of the Serious Offenders Review Council from 2012 to October 2015, during which he served as Acting Chair from February to August 2014.