House debates

Wednesday, 4 December 2019


Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019; Third Reading

6:44 pm

Photo of Pat ConroyPat Conroy (Shortland, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for your wise ruling. Integrity in sport is vital. That is why this bill is vital and that's why Labor supports it. As I said before, the integrity of sport is being challenged in many, many arenas. The ability to bet on individual balls delivered in cricket matches is a classic example. The ability to bet in the middle of a sporting game, full stop, is of great concern. The doping allegations that were levelled against the Essendon Football Club and the Manly Sea Eagles were another example of the integrity of sport being under attack.


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