Date: March 27, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Golf Australia releases Match Fixing Policy

Golf Australia has released its official Match Fixing Policy which represents a commitment to address the issue of inappropriate and fraudulent sports betting and match-fixing activities with the aim of protecting the integrity of golf. The policy is designed to: – maintain the integrity of golf in Australia; – protect against any efforts to impact improperly the results of any golf tournament; – establish a uniform and consistent scheme of enforcement and sanctions applicable to all tournaments conducted under the auspices of Golf Australia; and – adhere to the provisions of the National Policy on Match Fixing in Sport adopted and endorsed by all Australian Sports Ministers on 10 June 2011. Golf Australia recognises betting is a legitimate pursuit, however illegal or fraudulent betting is not. (a) Fraudulent betting on sport and associated match-fixing is an emerging and critical issue globally for sport, the betting industry and governments alike. (b) Golf Australia, has an obligation to address the threat of match-fixing and the corruption that flows from that. (c) Golf Australia, its Member Associations and Tournament Organisers have a zero tolerance for illegal gambling and match-fixing. (d) Golf Australia will engage the necessary technical expertise to administer, monitor and enforce this Policy. > Click here to download Golf Australia&aposs full Match Fixing Policy