Fair Sport - Commitment Statement
Golf, like all sports, is being challenged by a range of mounting integrity threats, including doping, match fixing, the use of inside information for illegal betting purposes, and increased use of supplements or illicit drugs. Issues around poor governance and conduct by administrators, officials, members and spectators are also serious issues to address.
Golf Australia is committed to developing and promoting processes, policies and behaviours to help safeguard the integrity of our sport. We will work closely with our partner organisations and clubs, and relevant government sport integrity agencies, including: Sport Australia, Sport Integrity Australia, ASADA, Office of Sport and the National Integrity of Sport Unit to achieve this goal.
There are international, federal and state/territory laws and policies around match fixing, the sharing of inside information for illegal gambling, taking performance and image enhancing drugs, illicit drugs and supplements. It is important to communicate this information to all members to ensure they are aware of compliance with these laws.
However, ultimately, the main responsibility for integrity lies with every person in golf to ensure their engagement is based on principles of fairness, respect, responsibility, and safety.
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