Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, transcending differences in language, ability, cultures, and beliefs, and provides physical, social, and economic benefits.
Threats to sports integrity include competition manipulation, doping, and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of Ice Hockey, such as discrimination or abuse.
Integrity in sport means that athletes, support persons, and fans can participate and celebrate Ice Hockey, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, ethical, and inclusive environment.
Ice Hockey Australia takes integrity seriously.
All our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of Ice Hockey, as well as the health and wellbeing of our athletes.
We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia; the federal agency established to prevent and deal with integrity threats in sport. For more information visit the Sport Integrity Australia website.
On this page, you will find our integrity rules as outlined by the National Integrity Framework, education and training resources, information about different topics and instructions on how to lodge a complaint.
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National Integrity Framework
The overarching policy of the National Integrity Framework that defines the scope of the Framework, how its policies apply, and the responsibilities of Ice Hockey Australia under the Framework.
Child Safeguarding Policy
This policy protects children in Ice Hockey Australia by putting in place rules and processes to ensure sporting environments are inclusive, positive, and safe for all children, all the time.
Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy
This policy keeps Ice Hockey fair by protecting sporting competitions from competition manipulation (also known as match-fixing) and associated betting activity.
Member Protection Policy
This policy protects the welfare, wellbeing, and health of everyone involved in Ice Hockey. It provides clear definitions of abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, victimisation, and vilification in sport, along with information on how to report these behaviours.
Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
This policy protects athletes from harm caused by the improper use of medicines, supplements, and illegal drugs.
Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy
This policy provides Ice Hockey Australia and its participants with an independent and impartial complaint management process run by Sport Integrity Australia.
This means when someone wants to make a formal Complaint about allegations of Prohibited Conduct, it will be evaluated and assessed independently by Sport Integrity Australia, removing any risk of a conflict of interest or perceptions of bias.
As part of Ice Hockey Australia´s National Integrity Framework Education Plan links to learning are available for staff, officials and members to complete.
Ice Hockey Australia encourages everyone involved in the sport to complete relevant eLearning courses on the National Integrity Framework available at – Sport Integrity Australia eLearning. These include but are not limited to:
- National Integrity Framework
- Child Safeguarding in Sport
- Induction Competition Manipulation and Sports Betting Course
- Introduction to Illicit Drugs in Sport
Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, inclusion and integrity issues in Sport.
Please contact email@example.com with any general integrity-related enquiries including about the National Integrity Framework.