Sport Integrity Australia combats corruption with ACIC partnership

Sport Integrity Australia has agreed a new alliance with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to ensure that it is equipped to deal with integrity threats to Australian sport.

The new partnership will ‘deliver a broad range of intelligence capabilities and information sharing’ to protect sporting integrity and combat potential corruption threats.

Sport Integrity Australia Chief Executive Officer David Sharpe explained: “Partnerships like this are crucial in helping us protect the integrity of Australian sport and the health and welfare of those who participate in sport.”

Building upon previous agreements, the strengthened partnership will include the secondment of ACIC personnel to support the development of a framework for delivering Stage 2 of Sport Integrity Australia, which includes developing policy and potential regulation around match-fixing, betting, wagering and whistleblower protection.

ACIC Chief Executive Officer Michael Phelan added: “Collaborations such as this with Sport Integrity Australia will go a long way to strengthening the protective measures already in place.

“Together we are stronger and this agreement will ensure the coordination of a national approach to all sports integrity matters as they emerge.”

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