AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…read more
Australian sport integrity review recommends crackdown on sporting cheats
Federal Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie has today recommended sweeping reforms to protect Australian sport from the illegal betting industry.
Revealed at the National Press Club as part of the Australian Government’s Sport 2030 plan, the findings of an integrity review of Australian sport has suggested that athletes who collude with bookmakers could face jail time under a proposed crackdown on sports cheats.
Recommendations outline making match-fixing a Commonwealth criminal offence and stripping protection against self-incrimination for suspected drug cheats.
The review also proposes a tough new national sports integrity commission and national sports tribunal, strengthened powers for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and dropping the prohibition against online, in-play betting.
The report advises that “Australia lacks a cohesive, well-resourced national capacity to confront and respond to domestic and international match-fixing and related corruption in sport”, adding “the potential consequences of a loss of public confidence in sports integrity because of competition manipulation and doping are profound.”
The review was led by James Wood QC, who headed a Royal Commission into corruption in the NSW Police.
The proposed national sports integrity commission would have the powers to conduct electronic surveillance of athletes, coaches and sports officials suspected of match-fixing.
Australian Federal Police, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the Department of Home Affairs and state and territory police would all assist in investigations.
Former Federal Sports Minister Greg Hunt commissioned the review last year as part of the National Sports Plan.
1st August 2018 - Sports Commission to rebrand as Sport Australia
1st August 2018 - Federal Government releases new national sport plan
31st July 2018 - Alisa Camplin to step down from Australian Sports Commission board
18th August 2017 - New Chief Executive named for Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
22nd April 2016 - Forum to explore sport integrity issues
27th February 2014 - ASADA completes doping probe into AFL and NRL
12th July 2013 - Ministers take steps to strengthen the integrity of Australian sport
5th May 2013 - Funding boost for Anti-Doping and Sports Integrity
7th February 2013 - Drugs and crime report rocks Australian sport
8th November 2012 - New unit to protect the integrity of Australia sport
26th July 2012 - Commonwealth sport ministers agree to protect integrity of sport
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. 19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…read more
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing. 19th July 2018 - ENTA…read more
Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…read more
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
Vlocker Pty Ltd has been designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing locker systems worldwide since 1995. Vlocker specialises in providing locker solutions to suit client requirements in…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!