Australian sport protected by new integrity unit

A new sports integrity unit is set to be established, to help rid the sporting industry of unfair competition.

The single agency will be known as Sport Integrity Australia, and will bring together existing watchdogs including ASADA, the National Integrity of Sport Unit, and the integrity functions of Sport Australia.

The Morrison Government is hoping by streamlining the sports integrity system, issues like doping, illegal betting and ball tampering could be eradicated.


It comes after the massive fall-out from the Australian cricket scandal early last year, which saw three key players suspended and a loss of support for the national cricket team.

In addition, both AFL and NRL teams have historically faced various criticisms over the use of supplements.

A new national tribunal is also expected to be established to resolve allegations and other sport disputes.