The following policies are in compliance with the obligations upon all National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) as relate to recognition by Sport Australia and Sport Integrity Australia. A copy of each policy will soon be accessible on this page
Australia is a signatory to the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport and is required to implement anti-doping arrangements in accordance with the principles of the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code). We collaborate with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), overseas anti-doping organisations and other stakeholders to further the Australian Government’s efforts to strengthen anti-doping practices globally.
Sport Integrity Australia’s role and functions are set out in the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020, the Sport Integrity Australia Regulations 2020 and the National Anti-Doping (NAD) scheme.
AJF – Anti-doping Policy
AJF – Anti-doping Education Plan
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK?
The National Integrity Framework (NIF) takes a proactive approach to mitigate integrity threats to sports and provide a safe, fair and healthy environment for participants at all levels of sport.
The Framework is a streamlined suite of policies that sets out the broad expectations for the conduct of all participants in sport. These expectations relate to safeguarding children, member protection, competition manipulation and sports wagering, and the misuse of drugs and medicines.
The Framework also includes the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy. This policy outlines the procedures for managing, reporting, assessing and determining potential breaches of the integrity policies contained in the Framework. Under this policy, Sport Integrity Australia will undertake the independent complaint assessment and review process.
AJF – National Integrity Framework Policy
NATIONAL INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK POLICIES – introduce the Framework and outlines the elements that apply to all policies within the Framework, such as definitions, jurisdiction and the responsibility of National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) in relation to managing the framework.
A NSO is required to put in place practices to enable it to manage the application and implementation of the NIF. This includes appointing an Integrity Unit or Integrity Manager, and Complaints Manager (as per the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy).
It also sets out requirements and responsibilities of the NSO in relation to binding members, volunteers and contractors to the framework, the recruitment of employees, contractors and volunteers, education and promotion of the framework, and reporting policy breaches to Sport Integrity Australia and other agencies.
Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy –
The Complaints, Disputes and Discipline policy sets out the system for resolving complaints and administering disciplinary action arising from an individual or organisation engaging in prohibited conduct under the National Integrity Framework.
AJF – Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy
Member Protection Policy –
Sport is for everyone. The Member Protection policy sets out expectations and behaviours to ensure everyone involved in your sport is treated with respect and dignity. The policy deals with prohibited conduct that is defined as abuse, bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct, and includes examples of what may constitute such conduct.
AJF – Member Protection Policy
Child Safeguarding Policy –
Children have the right to take part in sport in a safe, positive, and enjoyable environment. The Child Safeguarding policy can assist your sport by ensuring that everyone involved is aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to children, and that children are safe and protected from all forms of abuse, harm, and neglect while participating in sport.
AJF – Child Safeguarding policy
Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy –
The Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering policy prescribes prohibited conduct in relation to improperly altering the result or the course of a sporting activity, betting on a sporting activity or disclosing inside information to obtain a benefit.
AJF – Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy
Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy –
The Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine policy seeks to protect the health and wellbeing of athletes and mitigate the risks to sport of the misuse and administration of drugs and medicine in the sporting context. The policy outlines requirements for National Sporting Organisations, employees and athletes in regard to the use of medications and the administration of injections.
AJF – Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy