ASADA fully endorses the Federal Government’s sport integrity plan
The Australian Government’s unveiling of landmark reforms ensuring Australia is a world leader in clean, fair and safe sport has been welcomed by ASADA.
The reforms will help safeguard the integrity of Australian sport, combating present, emerging and future threats from doping, match fixing, illegal betting, organised crime and corruption.
The establishment of a new single sports integrity agency will bring together ASADA, the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU) and the national sports integrity functions of Sport Australia.
The new agency will act as Australia’s national anti-doping organisation.
ASADA CEO David Sharpe says the benefits are wide-ranging.
“The new agency provides a one-stop shop for sports integrity, providing easier access for sport but will also enhance the effective coordination and dissemination of intelligence, we will no longer be looking at anti-doping in isolation ” he says.
The establishment of the new National Sports Tribunal to hear anti-doping rule violations and resolve disputes is also seen as a positive move by ASADA.
ASADA, recognised as a world leader in anti-doping operations and education, will receive ongoing additional funding over the next two years in the lead-up to Sport Integrity Australia’s formal establishment.