Ministerial statements

9 May 2014

Ministerial statement: New CEO for ASADA

The Minister for Sport Peter Dutton has appointed Australian Crime Commission Queensland Manager Ben McDevitt as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

18 February 2014

Ministerial statement: ASADA CEO to retire

Ms Aurora Andruska, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), has informed me of her decision to retire from the public sector on completion of her current term on 9 May 2014.

3 February 2014

Ministerial statament: Former Judge to assist ASADA investigations

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has engaged a former Federal Court Judge to assist with its anti-doping investigations.

27 June 2013

Ministerial statement: Important new anti-doping powers for ASADA pass through Parliament

The Australian Parliament has today passed legislation that will provide new powers to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) to compel individuals to produce documents and materials relating to an anti-doping investigation.

7 February 2013

Ministerial statement: Organised Crime and Drugs in Sport

The Australian Crime Commission today released the findings of a 12-month investigation into the integrity of Australian sport and the relationship between professional sporting bodies, prohibited substances and organised crime.

18 November 2012

Ministerial statement: New online tool to fight doping in sport

Minister for Sport Kate Ellis today launched the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s (ASADA) new website, which features an online tool to help athletes check medications.

16 October 2012

Ministerial statement: New partnership to tackle doping in sport

Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice Jason Clare today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) to protect the integrity of sport.

13 August 2012

Ministerial statement: Australia and UK sign historic agreement to beat drug cheats

Australia and the United Kingdom have reached an historic agreement uniting the intelligence and investigation strengths of two of the world’s leading anti-doping organisations to protect the integrity of sport.

3 July 2012

Ministerial statement: Government stamps Biological passport for athletes

The Minister for Sport, Kate Lundy, today launched the Athlete Biological Passport program to track and chart the biological attributes of athletes and further enhance the integrity of Australian sport.

31 May 2012

Ministerial statement: New anti-doping message: You Can Never Win Your Reputation Back

A hard-hitting poster showing an athlete injecting a prohibited substance is at the centre of a new anti-doping awareness campaign launched today by the Minister for Sport, Kate Ellis.

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