Principle 8: The Best and Fairest
A system for ensuring integrity
An organisation should have measures and protocols to ensure integrity of the sport and safeguard its participants.
|Standard||2021 Avg||2022 Avg|
|8.1||The organisation maintains an appropriate stakeholder education and communication plan for its integrity framework||2.6||2.9|
|8.2||The organisation has a defined process for reporting integrity issues (e.g. bullying, corruption, harassment, doping) throughout the organisation and escalation to the board and Sport Integrity Australia where appropriate||3.1||3.4|
|8.3||The organisation has clearly defined processes for resolving NSOs related disputes that include both internal means of handling complaints, and external dispute resolution mechanisms||3.2||3.2|
|8.4||The organisation’s Member Protection Policy and Child Safeguarding Policy are compliant with Sport Australia and Sport Integrity Australia requirements||3.3||3.2|
|8.5||The organisation has established mechanisms to create a culture that promotes inclusion, safety and good behaviour through codes of behaviour and education to support their Member Protection Policy and Child Safeguarding Policy||2.7||2.8|
|8.6||The organisation has a Sport Integrity Australia approved Anti-Match-Fixing Policy||3.1||3.0|
|8.7||The organisation’s policy on Anti-Doping is current and compliant with relevant requirements||N/A||3.4|
|8.8||The organisation’s policy on Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine is current and compliant with relevant requirements||N/A||2.9|
- Standards 8.7 and 8.8 were added for the 2022 SGS assessment to assist NSOs and NSODs to conduct a more comprehensive evaluation of their governance of the National Integrity Framework.
- In line with increased adoption of the National Integrity Framework by NSOs and NSODs, the average score for the majority of Standards under Principle 8 – The Best and Fairest increased.