What is sport integrity?

Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, regardless of any differences in language, ability, culture and beliefs, and provides physical, social and economic benefits.

For those reasons, it’s critical that we keep Snowsports safe and fair, for everyone who participates. 

Threats to sports integrity include things like illicit drug use, doping, competition-manipulation and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse.

Integrity in sport means that athletes, supporters and fans can participate and celebrate sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, fair and inclusive environment.

Snow Australia takes integrity seriously.

All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of sport, as well as the health and wellbeing of people who participate.

We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia, the national agency established to protect sport against integrity threats. For more information visit the Sport Integrity Australia website.

Breaches of Integrity Policies

All alleged breaches in relation to our National Integrity Framework policies and our Code of Conduct will be managed under the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy.

Non-Integrity Policies

Selection Appeals are not integrity issues and will continue to be dealt with under Snow Australia's Selection Appeals Policy.

National Integrity Framework

Snow Australia seeks to take a proactive approach to mitigate the integrity threats to Snowsports in Australia and to provide a safe, fair, and trustworthy environment for all Participants at all levels of Snow Sports.

The National Integrity Framework is one of Snow Australia's responses to the threats to the integrity of Snowsorts and sets out the broad expectations for the conduct of all Participants in Snowsports, including procedures for managing, reporting, investigating and determining potential breaches of its Integrity Policies.

Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy

Participation in sport should be safe for all. We are committed to ensuring that people in sport, including children, are treated with respect dignity and are protected from bullying, discrimination, harassment or abuse.

This policy highlights the important legal and governance responsiblities in relation to child safety.

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Member Protection Policy

Snow Australia  is committed to ensuring that everyone involved with Snowsports is treated with respect and dignity and is protected from abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, unlawful discrimination, victimisation, and vilification.

This Policy seeks to ensure that everyone involved in Snowsports is aware of their rights and responsibilities. This Policy sets out the standards of behaviour expected of those involved in Snowsports and the behaviours that are not acceptable.

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Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy

Our Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy sets out the process for resolving complaints arising from a breach of an eligible policy.

Complaints relating to the Safeguarding of Children and Young People and Discrimination of adults on the basis of a Protected Characteristic (race or nationality, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, and religion can be reported to and investigated by SIA independently. 

Complaints relating to all other Member Protection matters, Competition Manipulation and Sports Gambling matters; and Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines matters should be reported to and will be investigated by Snow Australia's National Integrity Manager - Jen Krawczyk (jkrawczyk@snow.org.au).

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Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy

Manipulating sports competitions, commonly known as ‘match-fixing’ is when someone alters a sporting competition to remove the unpredictable nature of the competition to obtain an undue advantage, or benefit.

People are motivated to manipulate competitions for a variety of reasons such as to get a better draw in a round-robin tournament (often referred to as tanking) or to avoid relegation to a lower competition. Another reason people manipulate competitions is to profit through betting markets by underperforming intentionally. 

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Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy

The improper use of drugs and medicine in sport, including the use of supplements and the provision by unqualified and unauthorised people are a risk to the health of athlete and the integrity of sport. 

To counter these risks, we have put in place an Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy which ensures:

  • Medical practitioners working in our sport are accredited and qualified to fulfil their duties
  • Medicines are used in appropriate ways
  • Safe use of supplements which comply with the World Anti-Doping Code
  • Illegal drug use is prohibited in our sport

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Selection Appeal and National Sports Tribunal Policies

Selection Appeal Policy

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Code of Conduct

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Personal Grievances Policy

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Review and Appeals Policy

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Whistleblower Policy

Snow Australia is committed to maintaining a high level of legal, ethical and moral behaviour in governance and operational standards. Snow Australia encourages individuals to disclose suspected misconduct, without fear of detriment, where concerns about serious instances of misconduct are supported by reasonable grounds.

The purpose of this policy is to facilitate an environment in which the reporting of any instances of suspected misconduct, or of an improper state of affairs or circumstances in relation to Snow Australia or its operations, is encouraged without fear of detriment. 
Snow Australia strongly encourages you to speak up if you suspect any matters of concern.

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