Increased powers for sport anti-doping cop

Legislation giving ASADA more powers to stamp our doping in Australian sport have been introduced to federal parliament.

Australia's sport anti-doping watchdog is to get beefed up powers under proposed new laws.

ASADA's ability to compel witnesses to help with investigations will be strengthened under the legislation which will facilitate better information sharing between the organisation and national sporting bodies.

Increased protections for whistleblowers and others who provide information are also included in the bill introduced in the Senate on Thursday.

Stay up to date with SBS NEWS

  • App
  • Subscribe
  • Follow
  • Listen
  • Watch