Category Policies & Guidelines

27
Jun

Australian Trainers’ Association Information Bulletin – New Wage Rates Effective 1 July 2018

NEW WAGE RATES Effective 1 July 2018  The Fair Work Commission has advised of the decision issued by the Expert Panel in the Annual Wage Review 2017/18 resulting in an increase to the minimum wage effective 1 JULY 2018.   The Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA) has mailed the following information to ATA Members which you should …

10
Jun

ATA Information – Thoroughbred Payments & ATA Announce New Alliance

Managing cash flow, both in and out of the Training business, is a constant challenge confronting Trainers. Many third party providers have professed to have the answer to this problem. The ATA has, on behalf of Members, extensively researched the options over the years, and at long last, is confident we have found a provider …

10
Jun

Race Day Procedures – Senior Rider Embargo On Horses

Racing and Wagering Western Australia RACE DAY PROCEDURES 3.32 To ensure the safety of riders and other industry participants, Racing and Wagering Thoroughbred Stewards impose a Senior Rider Embargo on horses that demonstrate unsatisfactory racing manners or that have poor pre –race or barrier manners with either a Jockey or Apprentice Jockey riding. The assessment …

10
Jun

Mental Health Initiative

Racehorse trainers, not unlike farmers and other intensive small business operators find themselves at risk of ignoring or compromising their own health in order to keep working in their business or keep their businesses working. The person who coined the phrase, “work on your business rather than in it”, clearly didn’t have one or at …

4
Jan

Media Management

Guidelines for Trainers when dealing with mainstream and social media. Recently a trainer was charged and fined by RWWA stewards under AR175(q), ‘conduct unbecoming’ in relation to a radio interview on TAB Radio and so this is a timely reminder to all trainers of your obligations and rights in relation to public comments and social …

4
Jan

Insurance Matters!

Recently we have had several queries regarding personal accident and workers compensation insurance cover for trainers, track riders and jockey’s riding work at private training properties. Regardless of any assumptions as to liabilities, trainers should make themselves aware as much as is possible as to their rights and responsibilities in this area of law. Firstly …