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Sport Integrity Australia
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA INTEGRITY PARTNER - SPORT INTEGRITY AUSTRALIA
SAFEGUARDING THE INTEGRITY OF SPORT - THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE WOOD REVIEW
On 5 August 2017, the then Minister for Sport, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, announced a review of Australia’s sports integrity arrangements to be led by the Hon. James Wood AO QC. The Wood Review was part of the development of the National Sport Plan – Sport 2030.
The Wood Review which was officially released on the 1st of August 2018 is the most comprehensive examination of sports integrity arrangements ever undertaken in Australia and presents 52 recommendations for consideration by the Australian Government. The Australian Government agrees with 22 of the recommendations, agrees in-principle with 12 and a further 15 are agreed in-principle for further consideration.
The centrepiece of the Wood Review recommendations is the formation of a single body to address sports integrity matters at a national level - a national sports integrity commission.
The Australian Government is committed to establishing an effective national capability to protect Australian sport from integrity threats. Accordingly, the recommended National Sports Integrity Commission (NSIC) will be established, initially to unite the nationally focused integrity work currently performed by the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU), the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and Sport Australia (formerly the Australian Sports Commission). This new body will be called Sport Integrity Australia. The agency will move towards a single point of responsibility for all national sports integrity matters and point of reference for all stakeholders, working in close co-operation with states and territories and across the sector.
Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport - The Australian Government Response to the Wood Review
Sport Integrity Australia
Sport Integrity Australia will implement Australia’s international obligations both under the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport and, once in force and binding on Australia, the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (Macolin Convention). In order to do this, Sport Integrity Australia will bring together the functions of the Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority, the National Integrity of Sport Unit, and the sports integrity functions of Sport Australia.
From the 1st of July 2020, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU) and the national integrity programs of Sport Australia will join forces to become one entity - Sport Integrity Australia.
Who is Sport Integrity Australia: Led by David Sharpe APM OAM, Sport Integrity Australia is the cornerstone of the Government's comprehensive sport integrity strategy: Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport. Sport Integrity Australia has been created to improve the integrity measures protecting Australian sport, the current functions of ASADA, NISU and the national integrity programs of Sport Australia will be combined to facilitate a single nationally coordinated organisation to address all sport integrity issues. All integrity functions currently performed by ASADA, NISU and Sport Australia will continue to take place under Sport Integrity Australia.
What will Sport Integrity Australia do: Sport Integrity Australia's remit is to provide advice and assistance to counter:
1. Use of prohibited substances and methods in sport
2. Abuse of children and other persons in a sporting environment
3. Manipulation of sporting competitions
4. Failure to protect members of sporting organisations and other persons in a sporting environment from bullying, intimidation, discrimination or harassment.
Sport Integrity Australia will focus on policy development, intelligence, investigations (primarily of doping cases), and education, outreach and capability building. The agency will continue to function as Australia's National Anti-Doping Organisation.
Sport Integrity Australia Website: Sport Integrity Australia