Integrity In Triathlon
Maintaining the integrity of the sport of triathlon in Australia is of utmost importance to Triathlon Australia and to our State and Territory Triathlon Associations. Triathlon Australia is committed to protecting Triathlon from integrity threats and safeguarding our participants.
On the 15th of March 2022, the Triathlon Australia Board resolved to adopt the National Integrity Framework. The National Integrity Framework commenced on the 4th of May 2022.
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 Triathlon 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 knowledgethat they are part of a safe, fair and inclusive environment.
Triathlon Australia seeks to take a proactive approach to mitigate the integrity threats to Triathlon in Australia and to provide a safe, fair, and trustworthy environment for all Participants at all levels of Triathlon.
All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of sport, as well as the health and wellbeing of our athletes.
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.
What is the National Integrity Framework?
The National Integrity Framework is one of Triathlon Australia's responses to the threats to the integrity of Triathlon and sets out the broad expectations for the conduct of all Participants in Triathlon, including procedures for managing, reporting, investigating and determining potential breaches of its Integrity Policies.
The National Integrity Framework is a suite of policies which will set out rules for unacceptable behaviour in our sport and how complaints about breaches of these rules are managed.
Please refer to the National Integrity Framework Booklet here.
The policies which make up the National Integrity Framework are:
- This Policy is part of Triathlon Australia's proactive and preventative approach to upholding its commitment to the safety, wellbeing, participation and empowerment of all Children who access Triathlon.
- This Policy seeks to ensure that everyone involved in Triathlon is aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to Children.
- This Policy sets out the standards of behaviour expected of those involved in Triathlon and the behaviours that are not acceptable.
Extra Child safeguarding resources can be found at Safeguarding | Sport Integrity Australia
- This Policy seeks to ensure that everyone involved in our Triathlon is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
- This Policy sets out the standards of behaviour expected of those involved in our Triathlon and the behaviours that are not acceptable.
The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework to:
- address and deter any unlawful distribution and use of Illegal Drugs in connection with Triathlon;
- aim to reduce the harm caused by Illegal Drugs to Relevant Persons and the broader community;
- ensure that appropriately qualified personnel are appointed to provide science and medicine services to athletes within Triathlon; and
- ensure that injections are only administered to athletes within Triathlon as part of appropriate medical treatment.
- This Policy prescribes prohibited conduct which constitutes a breach, as well as offences which must be reported to Triathlon Australia.
- Through this Policy, Triathlon Australia aims to ensure that its core values, good reputation and positive behaviours and attitudes are maintained.
- The Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy has been designed to ensure sport integrity related complaints are dealt with efficiently and effectively and that all involved in Triathlon have confidence that prohibited conduct will be managed via the most appropriate resolution and discipline mechanism.
- The Australian National Anti-Doping Policy reflects the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and amendments to Australian anti-doping legislation. The purpose of the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy is to have a single and consistent set of anti-doping rules across all sports in Australia.
For further information on Anti-Doping, click here.
Breaches of THE NATIONAL INTEGRITY FRAMEWORK Integrity Policies:
All alleged breaches in relation to our National Integrity Framework and associated integrity policies will be managed under the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy.
Reporting Integrity Issues:
Everyone from athletes, parents, support personnel, administrators and spectators play a role in protecting the integrity of our sport.
If you see something, say something!
To make a report or complaint about alleged breaches of the National Integrity Framework or anything that constitutes Prohibited Conduct, report directly to Sport Integrity Australia or Triathlon Australia through the following methods:
Report to Sport Integrity Australia
SIA will manage complaints that relate to Prohibited Conduct under the Child Safeguarding Policy, or allegations relating to discrimination based on a Protected Characteristics, including race, sex, age, disability or religion.
To report a breach of an integrity policy, submit directly to Sport Integrity Australia via:
- Sport Integrity Australia Complaint Form
- Phone: 1300 027 232
Report to Triathlon Australia
Triathlon Australia will manage complaints that relate to any other prohibited conduct under the NIF that SIA does not manage, in addition to complaints relating to matters that are outside the National Integrity Framework.
Triathlon Australia National Integrity Manager
- Triathlon Australia National Integrity and Complaints Manager: Chris Cunningham
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (02) 8488 6200
Poor conduct which occurred before the 4th of May 2022 should be reported to Triathlon Australia and or a State and Territory Triathlon Association through the Triathlon Australia Member Protection Policy (2nd March 2018 to 3rd of May 2022).
Other TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA Integrity Policies
If your complaint relates to eligibility selection, competition-related rules, personal grievances, code of conduct or governance matters you must read the following Triathlon Australia Integrity Policies.
Triathlon Australia Personal Grievances Policy - Commencement 4th of May 2022
Triathlon Australia Code of Conduct - Commencement 4th of May 2022
Triathlon Australia Conduct and Disciplinary Policy - Commencement 4th May 2022
Triathlon Australia Review and Appeals Policy - Commencement 4th May 2022
To submit a complaint for a non NIF matter, an official Complaint Form can be located on page 25 of the Triathlon Australia Conduct and Disciplinary Policy. The Complaint Form must be submitted to the Triathlon Australia National Complaints Manager via email firstname.lastname@example.org . The official Complaint Form should be completed and sent to the Triathlon Australia Complaint Manager as soon as reasonably possible following the Alleged Breach. A Complaint Form must be completed in full at the time of submission. Where it is not, Triathlon Australia is not obliged to process the Complaint. Triathlon Australia will return an incomplete Complaint Form to the Complainant. The Triathlon Australia Complaints Manager will send the Complainant an acknowledgement of receipt, once a fully completed Complaint Form is submitted.
SAFE SPORT HOTLINE
1800 161 361
7AM-7PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK, 365 DAYS A YEAR
The Safe Sport Hotline is part of an expanded service offered to members of sport to share their story with a trusted member of the Sport Integrity Australia team about integrity issues they have experienced. The service includes an anonymous reporting capability that covers wider racial and cultural issues in sport for people who feel they have been discriminated against in their sport.
Please contact your local law enforcement agency or dial ‘000’ if there is an immediate threat to an individual’s safety.
For matters relating to a child being at risk of harm, you may also wish to report your concerns to your local child protection agency. We cannot assist in emergency situations. If you need mental health or wellbeing support, you can contact a support service provider:
- Lifeline 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
- Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 | beyondblue.org.au
- Black Dog Institute (02) 9382 4530 | blackdoginstitute.org.au
- Headspace | headspace.org.au
- Wellmob Online Counselling | wellmob.org.au
- Yarning Safe N Strong | vahs.org.au/yarning-safenstrong
Triathlon Australia Anti-Doping
Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, Anti-Doping Education, Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Online Resources, WADA Code etc Please Click Here