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UniSport Australia adopts the National Integrity Framework

UniSport Australia Media Release

For release: Monday 4 July

UniSport is pleased to announce its partnership with Sport Integrity Australia and the adoption of the National Integrity Framework and associated integrity policies.

This is an important step in protecting our sport and our members from integrity threats like harassment, bullying, abuse, illicit drugs and competition manipulation.

By adopting the National Integrity Framework, UniSport now has six new integrity policies which apply to all members. In addition, all complaints about possible integrity breaches will now be managed independently by Sport Integrity Australia, which we hope will ensure people feel safe to speak up about any concerns.

UniSport’s National Integrity Framework came into effect on 1 June 2022. The framework consists of six integrity-related policies, including:

  • National Integrity Framework

  • Member Protection Policy

  • Child Safeguarding Policy

  • Competition Manipulation and Sport Wagering Policy

  • Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy

  • Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy

This means from 1 June 2022 Sport Integrity Australia will take over the management of all complaints in relation to integrity matters for our sport. That includes, abuse, bullying and harassment.

It is important that all members of UniSport and participants of UniSport events understand their obligations under this Framework and in particular familiarise themselves with conduct which is prohibited within each policy.

Breaches and complaints related to these policies will be handled independently by Sport Integrity Australia. Complaints related to other UniSport polices, as outlined in the UniSport Disputes and Disciplinary policy, will remain with UniSport.

For more information about integrity topics, visit the Governance page on our website.

For more information about the Framework and associated policies visit the Sport Integrity Australia website.

About UniSport 

UniSport Australia (UniSport) is the peak body for university sport in Australia. 43 universities are members of UniSport, representing a population of over one million students. UniSport’s ambition is to become an integral partner to Australian universities and to deliver an outstanding student experience at our national intervarsity competitions.  

More information on UniSport:  

For more information please contact: 

Donna Spethman

General Manager – Governance and Member Services

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