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

The Sharks are a classic case, where they rorted the salary cap and were caught, finally, but there are severe questions about their 2015 grand final. Their only grand final has been completely tainted because of their lack of integrity and their intent on rorting the salary cap.

This bill is very essential. That's why Labor supports it. That's why Labor is working constructively to advance this bill. That's why the Senate committees will report so quickly on this issue. I wish only that that integrity was shown in all aspects of government. Sadly, we haven't seen that today, but I applaud the government for moving on sport. This is a culmination of the Wood review, which was a seminal act in sports administration, and that's why Labor supports the implementation of this legislation. I commend the bill to the House.


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