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17th Jul 2018

Independent integrity body needed for Australian Sport

Independent integrity body needed for Australian Sport

Australia’s sports leaders have called for an independent national sport integrity body as a solution to the growing number of issues of integrity facing Australian sport.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Australian Sports Commission and Victoria University hosted the 2018 National Sport Integrity Forum alongside Sportscover and the National Sports Convention, attended by over 200 Australian sport leaders, tackled the integrity issues with a stellar panel of elite experts.

Speaking at the National Sport Integrity Forum in Melbourne last night, Australian Sports Commission Chief Executive Officer Kate Palmer said "sports weren’t adequately equipped to deal with the torrent of integrity issues they are facing".

With a national sport integrity review soon to be released, Palmer said the recent basketball incident in the Philippines was a good example of the pressures placed on national sporting organisations to deal with complex issues in a very short time frame.

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Further Information

For a suite of resources including panelists’ bios, media expert contact details and opinion pieces on Sport Integrity click here.

ASC Integrity and Governance resources can be found here.


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When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his of her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, and competitiveness.