The Safety And Integrity Of Motorsport Are Protected
One of the core values upheld by Motorsport Australia is integrity. The organisation gives legal backing to this moral value when it threw its weight behind the merger of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) and Sport Integrity Australia to form Australia’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO).
Since July 1 2020 when the merger took place, Motorsport Australia Anti-Doping Policy has become different as it accommodates new differences such as:
Australian Sport Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) to be read as references to Sport Integrity Australia;
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006 to be read as references to the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020; and
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Regulations 2006 to be read as references to the Sport Integrity Australia Regulations 2020.
Many other policies have also been established to promote the safety and integrity of people involved with the sport. These include social media policy and media accreditation policy in the media sector; championship and series policy in the Motorsport sector; reimbursement & travel policy, junior officials policy, officials code of conduct policy, and uniform policy regulating the volunteers’ sector.
The safety segment is covered by many policies such as anti-discrimination, harassment & bullying policy, hazard & risk management policy, occupational health & safety policy, pregnancy and motorsport participation policy, environmental policy, member protection policy, and passenger activity, and risk management framework policy.
All the policies formulated to increase the integrity of the sport have undergone executions and reviews for years. Alcohol testing, illicit drugs in sport (safety), and anti-doping policies have improved the level of cleanliness in the sport and built a sport on athletes and their teams’ efforts. Efforts have also been made to correct competition-fixing, whistle-blowing, privacy breach, and conflict of interest.
The two main policies regulating the media sector of motorsport are social media policy and media accreditation policy. These policies protect the intellectual property rights of the organisation and protect the athletes and sponsors. It also regulates the broadcast of motorsport events in the media.
The main competition part of Motorsport Australia is regulated by the championship and series policy. This policy covers the rules of the competition and guides the behaviours of athletes when competing.
Volunteers make up an integral part of motorsport events. Although volunteering for the events is usually unpaid, several policies have been put in place to protect these volunteers.
These policies have helped improve the outlook of the sport and promote healthy competition among athletes. Other stakeholders in the sport, such as event volunteers, technical and administrative workers, are also cared for. These policies have also improved the quality of the sport as everyone has their interests taken care of.