Handball Australia 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, Handball Australia 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.
Handball Australia’s National Integrity Framework comes into effect on 22 July 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 22 July 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 and participants of Handball Australia understand their obligations under this Framework and in particular familiarise themselves with conduct which is prohibited within each policy.
For more information about the Framework and associated policies visit our Integrity webpage.
Breaches and complaints related to these policies will be handled independently by Sport Integrity Australia. Complaints related to other Handball Australia polices, such as Selection Policy disputes, will remain with Handball Australia.
Any questions can be directed to the Handball Australia National Integrity Manager Joanna Roche (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bronwyn Thompson (email@example.com).
More information will come closer to the commencement date to explain the process for submitting a complaint under the National Integrity Framework.
For more information about integrity topics, visit our Sport Integrity page on our website under the About heading on the top left of the main page.