MOUs aim to strengthen capability globally
Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) help increase our understanding of risks, vulnerabilities and threats to the integrity of sport in Australia and around the world.
Last week Sport Integrity Australia’s Head of International Relations, Strategic Policy and Intelligence, Darren Mullaly, signed a MoU with the Authority for Integrity in Maltese Sport (AIMS) to enhance integrity capabilities internationally.
Sport integrity threats do not stop at our borders, Mr Mullaly said, they are global and increasing.
He said both agencies share a commitment to continuous improvement, to strengthening our own programs and filling the gaps within our respective regions.
“The agreement will see our agencies share information in areas such as education and intelligence,” Mr Mullaly said. “This current and future collaboration between like-minded countries will enable us to protect sport together.”
Sport Integrity Australia has previously established MOUs with state and territory law enforcement agencies as part of the National Strategy for Information Sharing, in addition to a MOU with our counterparts in Korea, Sri Lanka and Azerbaijan.
A MOU with the University of Canberra, which was signed in April 2021, provides joint funding for three research projects on:
- An athlete’s experience with the anti-doping system under the World Anti-Doping Program,
- Sport organisations’ mitigation and response to sport integrity threats: at the national and local level, and
- Online trolling and e-safety: Women working in the sports industry.
Under this agreement, Sport Integrity Australia also had a student placement to work on the development and maintenance of a Prohibited Substances database.