In preparation for the ASADA Enhanced Capability Act coming into force on 10 August 2020, and to ensure that volleyball is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, Volleyball Australia has updated its anti-doping policy.
This follows the creation of Sport Integrity Australia (SIA), which replaced the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) as the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) in Australia from 1 July 2020.
Sport Integrity Australia not only incorporates the anti-doping role of ASADA, but also the functions of the National Integrity of Sport Unit (NISU) and the child protection and safeguarding capabilities from Sport Australia, into the one organisation.
Accordingly, amendments to the ASADA Regulations were made to reflect the change.
In summary the changes include:
In its expanded role, Sport Integrity Australia has been established to help protect sport against integrity threats beyond Anti-Doping including: