The Queensland Government will abolish all racing boards, as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk aims for a "clean slate" following the animal cruelty scandal in the greyhound industry.

The chief executive of Racing Queensland, Darren Condon, will also be asked to "show cause" as to why he deserves to remain in his job, given what occurred under his watch.

The inquiry, headed by Alan MacSporran, found widespread systemic failure across Racing Queensland to act on the "barbaric and repellent practices of live baiting", which Ms Palaszczuk said had "turned our stomachs and sent shivers down our spines".

Mr MacSporran found that between 2003 and 2013, more than 24,200 greyhound puppies were born but only 16,968 were registered with Racing Queensland, meaning more than 30 per cent or 7200 pups were unaccounted for.

The number of retired greyhounds over the same period should have been 8500, but only 1462 were officially registered as having retired, with the inquiry finding the average percentage of greyhounds that died after retirement was 76 per cent.

In 2013, 74.4 per cent of retired greyhounds were euthanised, with many more deaths unexplained.

The inquiry also found that Racing Queensland operated "in an environment in which it could not adequately assess and deal with the risks to integrity and animal welfare" and the industry "dismally failed those animals it relies on for considerable profit".

Ms Palaszczuk has ordered Racing Minister Bill Byrne to ask Mr Condon to show cause why he should remain in the role.

He has been stood down on full pay "as legally required" pending the outcome of the show cause process. (Brisbane Times)