Racing Queensland’s top integrity man Wade Birch has to fight to retain his job after he received a show-cause notice from the new administration.

The Queensland Government sacked RQ’s board early this month in the wake of the live baiting furore that erupted in greyhound racing following an ABC investigation into the illegal process of training dogs.

Racing Queensland chief executive Darren Condon has also been stood down and asked to show why he should not be sacked.

Racing Queensland announced Birch would also have to produce a submission detailing why he should remain as General Manager – Stewards and Integrity Operations.

Birch was also stood down in February while RQ reviewed the state’s stewards and integrity department before he was allowed to return to his post.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the sacking of the Racing Queensland board after receiving a report into live baiting from an inquiry conducted by the newly-formed Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry.

The government installed an interim administration to run Queensland’s three racing codes.

Queensland authorities have banned more than 20 greyhound trainers for life for their part in the live-baiting scandal.

Brad Waters