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Sport Governance Principles

Principle 8: The Best and Fairest

A system for ensuring integrity

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.

2022 SCORE
3.1
1.0
2.0
3.0
4.0
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
Observations
  • 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.
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