Motorcycling Australia- National Integrity Framework
Maintaining the integrity of motorcycling in Australia is of the utmost importance to MA. The Sport’s integrity is founded on its culture of competing clean and “doing your best”.
With the clear purpose of fortifying our Sport’s culture, MA has adopted and implemented a updated National Integrity Framework (NIF). This framework has been driven by Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) and Sport Australia as part of a range of reforms that seek to promote:
- Participation in our Sport free of performance enhancing substances and methods;
- Genuine contests, free of race-fixing and illegal betting.
- Our Sport as open to and welcoming of anyone wishing to participate in it, and enjoy a Sport which is free from harassment, intimidation or other behaviours which fail to respect their rights as a member of our motorcycling community.
The values that inform and underpin MA’s Integrity Framework are:
- Health: Participation, regardless of age or ability, in a manner that promotes health and wellbeing, free from artificial performance enhancing substances or methods.
- Enjoyment: Having fun free from unfairness, harassment or intimidation.
- Belonging: Having a sense of belonging in our Sport which is inclusive, welcoming and supportive of lifelong involvement.
- Achievement: Promoting opportunity to achieve to whatever level they aspire within our Sport – as a rider, official, coach or administrator.
- Respect: Treating each other with respect, participating and adjudicating fairly and honestly, acknowledging differences in ability, and encouraging differences of opinion.
The National Integrity Framework applies to everyone who is involved in our Sport.
In June 2022, the completion of the National Integrity Framework resulted in some new, changed and updated policies. Some older policies were re-written to reflect the current state of play, some were absorbed into parent policies. The following list outlines the policies that will remain or replace many existing Integrity Framework policies and those absorbed by new parent policies:
Integrity Framework Policies- the updated, absorbed and unchanged list
- Anti-Doping Policy – this policy remains in force but as a non-NIF policy
- Child Welfare Code of Conduct – (also incorporated into the Child Safeguarding Policy)
- Child Welfare Commitment Statement – (also incorporated into Child Safeguarding Policy)
- Complaints Resolution Policy & Complaints Form – (replaced by the Complaints Disputes and Discipline Policy for NIF matters, and by the MA Dispute and Complaint Resolution Policy for non-NIF matters)
- Drug and Alcohol Policy – this policy remains in force but as a non-NIF policy
- Fraud and Corruption Policy – this policy also remains in force but as a non-NIF policy
- Match Fixing Policy -(replaced by Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy)
- Member Welfare Policy – (replaced by Member Protection Policy)
- Recruitment and Screening Process – (incorporated into Child Safeguarding Policy)
- Risk Management Policy – this policy remains in force but as a non-NIF policy
- Whistleblower Policy – this policy remains in force but as a non-NIF policy
National Integrity Framework Policy List
|Document Name and link||Summary|
|Motorcycling Aus – NIF National Integrity Framework .pdf||This document introduces the framework itself, and outlines how the NIF applies to all activities organised or authorised by MA, the SCBs or affiliated clubs / promoters including that it must be adopted in full by each such organisation.|
|Motorcycling Aus – NIF Child Safeguarding Policy .pdf||MA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in motorcycling by providing an inclusive environment and by ensuring that everyone involved in motorcycling is educated and informed of their responsibilities to protect and look after children.
MA believes that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, harm, and neglect, and to take part in sport in a positive, and enjoyable environment.
|Motorcycling Aus – NIF Child Safeguarding Policy_SA Addendum – Final.pdf||This document amends the Child Safeguarding Policy to reflect the differing legislative requirements in South Australia.|
|Motorcycling Aus – NIF Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy .pdf||The manipulation of sporting competitions undermines the integrity of our sport and may be a crime punishable by law.
This Policy prescribes prohibited conduct which constitutes a breach, and offences which must be reported to MA, and the information sharing and monitoring obligations of wagering service providers.
|Motorcycling Aus – NIF Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy.pdf||By this policy, MA committs to ensuring that where science and medicine services are provided to national and international athletes it is done so by appropriately qualified and supervised staff that are subject to the NIF.
The policy otherwise provides a framework to address and deter the use and distribution of illegal drugs and to ensure injections are only administered as part of an appropriate medical treatment.
|Motorcycling Aus – NIF Complaints Disputes and Discipline Policy.pdf||The Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy (CDDP) provides the mechanism by which complaints arising under the NIF are dealt with.
Complaints in relation to eligibility and selection, competition-related rules, personal grievances, code of conduct or governance matters are dealt with separately under the MA non-NIF Dispute and Complaint Resolution Policy .
|Motorcycling Aus – NIF Member Protection Policy.pdf||This Policy seeks to ensure that everyone involved in our sport is aware of their rights and responsibilities by setting out the expected standards of behaviour and the behaviours that are not acceptable.|
Drug and Alcohol Policies
Non-NIF Integrity and Dispute Resolution Policies
- Non NIF Complaint and Dispute Resolution Policy
- Fraud and Corruption Policy
- Risk Management Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Whistleblower Policy
- MA Environmental Sustainability Policy
- MA Environmental Framework & Management Plan
- FIM Environmental Code
Other MA Policies
- Drone Policy
- Guide for International Riders & Promoters of International Events (IMN’s)
- Junior Officials Policy
- Occupational Health & Safety Policy
- Promotional Staff Guidelines
- Recreational Policy
- Road Bike Freestyle Policy
- National Team Selection Policy
The Board of MA (Board) is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of this policy framework.
The framework will be managed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with support from key executive staff and the Board’s Risk Audit & Integrity Committee (RAIC).
Information Provision (Whistleblowing) Arrangements
MA encourages Members and the general public to provide information which assists in the application of the integrity framework. Information about potential policy breaches can be provided on an entirely confidential basis to the CEO by calling 03 9684 0510 (in Australia) or +61 396 840 510 (from overseas), or by sending an email to email@example.com.
If the information to be disclosed relates to potential doping activity which has occurred in the previous eight years, SIA Stamp Out Doping Hotline 13 000 27232 provides a confidential and anonymous service.
If you are in a dilemma about whether to report the information of which you are aware, you may wish to discuss your dilemma with a trained ethical advisor at the St James Ethics Centre. The free Ethi-call service will provide guidance to work through your dilemma from an ethical perspective assistance in untangling the ‘knot’ that is causing concern or distress. Ethi-call can be accessed by calling 1800 672 303.
PURE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
The Pure Performance component of the framework consists of three sub-elements:
- Anti-Doping Testing
- Anti-Doping Education
- Promotion of Pure Performance in motorcycling.
The MA Anti-Doping Policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy effective from 1 January 2021, and found here on the Sport Integrity Australia website. All members, participants and non-participants in the sport of Motorcycling are bound by these rules.
MA will liaise with promoters and clubs, and SIA, about the appropriate level and type of testing undertaken at events.
MA will also liaise with the FIM and SIA to increase the effectiveness of the event test program, possibly by introducing an EPO screen to a selected number of urine tests and by introducing a peptide screen (or other screen as new analysis techniques become available) on selected blood serum samples.
Out of Competition Testing
MA will maintain a list of athletes to be included in MA’s international and national Registered Testing Pools (RTP). Athletes included in the international and national RTP are required to adhere to strict whereabouts information, including the provision of locations for daily training, competition and overnight place of residence. The purpose of the detailed whereabouts information is to ensure that they can be tested on a “no notice”, unannounced basis at any time of the day.
MA will also advise SIA on athletes to be included in a Domestic Testing Pool (DTP). These are athletes who are not required to complete full whereabouts information, but for whom MA provides residential addresses and camp information to ensure that out of competition testing can occur.
Approved Testing Providers
MA has approved the following providers to conduct Saliva and Urine Drug and Alcohol Testing:
- Integrity Sampling
- Corporate Protection Australia Group
- Safe Work Laboratories (COVID-19 testing available)
Contact details can be obtained by clicking on the name above or contacting your State Controlling Body.
Therapeutic Use Exemption
Download the Therapeutic use exemption of a prohibited substance/and or Prohibited Method form from the ASDMAC website
Reduce your risk of testing positive by downloading the SIA Clean Sport App
- Find a low-risk supplement which has been batch tested for banned substances
- Check if a medication is banned in sport
- Report doping or suspicious activity
- Give feedback on a testing mission
- Download the SIA Clean Sport app- free to download from Google Play or Apple stores.
Check Your Substances
- Global DRO site: Is your medication banned in sport?
- Clean Sport app- free to download from Google Play or Apple stores.
The Prohibited List – view here
FIM Licensing Requirements: Anti-Doping Education
From 1 November 2019, all competitors who wish to apply for an FIM license will be required to complete the On-Line Anti-Doping Education Program (ALPHA). A certificate of completion will be required to be submitted with all FIM license applications.
To complete the course, please visit adel.wada-ama.org.
For current Sport Integrity Australia Courses please click here
A module on doping issues and MA’s Pure Performance program will be included in the curriculum and course requirements for the following motorcycling coach education programs:
- Club Coach (Level 0 Accreditation)
- Development Coach (Level 1 Accreditation)
- Advanced Development Coach (Level 2 Accreditation)
The module will also include a requirement to achieve a competent level on the SIA e-learning Clean Sport 101 Course. Accreditation for Advanced Development Coaches will also require them to achieve a competent level on the SIA e-learning Level 1 Anti-Doping course.
Promotion of pure performance in motorcycling
MA is proud of motorcycling’s record as a clean, healthy sport. To promote the message that we support a culture of pure performance, and in collaboration with SIA, the Pure Performance logo as used by SIA will be displayed on the MA and SCB websites. It will also be incorporated into event signage and other promotional material.
The logo will be presented as follows:
motorcycling is proud to be a sport which values and rewards the pure performance of our athletes
MA acknowledges that the use of illicit drugs is harmful to athletes and can bring the Sport into disrepute and sets a poor example for other members of our community who view athletes as role models.
MA wishes to prevent the use of Illicit Drugs in motorcycling through increased education for athletes and members in relation to the potential harms of the use of Illicit Drugs.
MA’s Drug & Alcohol Policy is designed to help prevent the uptake of illicit drug use and reduce the drug-related harm to individuals, families and stakeholders of MA and the broader community.
The policy provides a management approach which focuses on education and counselling in addressing the use of illicit drugs in an out-of-competition context.
MA is acting to protect the integrity our sport from illegal betting and match-fixing. We recognise that fraudulent betting on sport and the associated match-fixing is an emerging and critical issue globally, for sport, the betting industry and governments.
Although the prevailing conditions of our sport make it a difficult target for illegal betting operators or for athletes and officials to collude in race fixing activities, it is important for MA to state clearly its position about these issues and the potential disciplinary consequences.
As of June 1, 2022, the Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy is in place.
Member and Child Welfare
The welfare of our Members is of paramount importance to MA. To this end, our Member Protection Policy and Child Safeguarding Policy promote our core values and the Sport’s good reputation, and it promotes positive behaviours and attitudes so that those involved in our Sport, and especially children, are treated with respect and dignity and protected from abuse.