The Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements

Page last updated: 03 September 2018

About The Review

The Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (the Review) was commissioned by the Turnbull Government in response to the growing global threat to the integrity of sport - recognising that a fair, safe and strong sport sector free from corruption is inherently valuable to sports participants, sporting organisations and the 14 million Australians who participate in sport annually.

The Consultation

Please note the Citizen Space consultation page has been extended until 30 September 2018.

The Review supports the work of the Australian Government in safeguarding the integrity of sport – a strategic priority of the National Sport Plan - Sport 2030.

The Report of the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity

The Report of the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements was presented to the Australian Government in March 2018. In line with its terms of reference, the Review addresses key domestic and international threats to the integrity of sport and makes 52 recommendations across five key themes:
A stronger national response to match fixing (PDF 129 KB)
A stronger national response to match fixing (Word 82 KB)
Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (PDF 128 KB)
Australian Sports Wagering Scheme (Word 82 KB)
Enhancing Australia’s anti-doping capability (PDF 133 KB)
Enhancing Australia’s Anti-doping Capability (Word 83 KB)
A National Sports Tribunal (PDF 132 KB)
A National Sports Tribunal (Word 82 KB)
A National Sports Integrity Commission (PDF 137 KB)
A National Sports Integrity Commission (Word 82 KB)

The Review Panel

The Review was conducted by an independent, expert panel led by the Hon James Wood AO QC, supported by Mr David Howman CNZM and Mr Ray Murrihy. The panel was also assisted by adjunct panel members Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC and Ms Jo Setright.

The Review Process

The Review was commissioned by the Turnbull Government in August 2017, with the Terms of Reference of the Review published on 5 August 2017 by the then Minister for Sport the Hon Greg Hunt MP.

The Review Panel undertook extensive stakeholder consultations, holding over 40 stakeholder meetings and reviewing over 30 written submissions. Submissions provided to the National Sport Plan portal operated by the Australian Sports Commission that referenced sports integrity were also considered.

The Report

Report of the review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (PDF 3837 KB)
Report of the review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (Word 2372 KB)