Australian Government establishes new overarching agency to tackle doping and corruption

Feb 12, 2019

An overarching agency tasked with fighting doping and other forms of corruption in sport has been established by the Australian Government.

The new group, set-up following recommendations made in a review of the current system in Australia, will combine the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the National Integrity of Sport Unit and the national sports integrity functions of Sport Australia.

ASADA is among the organisations which will be given increased funding before it is eventually combined into the body, called Sport Integrity Australia.

A new "National Sports Tribunal" will also be trialled for two years with a remit of hearing anti-doping violations and other sports disputes.

Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie said the new group would help prevent incidents such as the ball-tampering scandal carried out by members of the Australian cricket team from happening again.


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