Australian sports integrity --- is ‘racing’ a sport?
..........and, if it is so regarded, will racing administrators be open to scrutiny and review of policies systematically detrimental to the integrity of race outcomes?
Powerful new sports integrity body has drug cheats and match-fixers in its sights
The Federal Government has established a national agency targeting match-fixers, drug cheats and other forms of corruption in Australian sport.
Federal Sports Minister ...said the new body would ensure Australians retained their trust in their favourite sports.
"We are reassuring the hundreds of thousands of Australians who are involved in sport at every level — from grassroots to elite — that they can be confident their sport is better protected from doping, drug use, match fixing and criminal exploitation of athletes and events,"
"Australian sports lovers deserve to know that the sport they watch and the teams they support are competing on a level playing field and playing fairly.
The new body has been established in response to the Review of Australia's Sports Integrity Arrangements, chaired by James Wood, the former royal commissioner into police corruption, that was released in August last year.
"These reforms send a very clear message. Australians have no tolerance for the corruption of sport," she said.
"Sport makes a huge contribution to Australia — socially, culturally and economically and we are absolutely committed to protecting our sporting integrity now and into the future."