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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia’s Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019

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8966

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia’s Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019

 

 

( 1 )     Clause  2 , page 2 (table item  2 , column 1 ), omit “ 4 ”, substitute “ 4A ”.

[athlete ombudsman ]

( 2 )     Schedule  1 , item  14 , page 5 (lines 13 and 14) , to be opposed .

[ AAT review]

(3)     Schedule  1 , item  16 , page 5 (lines 17 and 18) , omit the item, substitute:

16  Subsection 14(4)

Omit “ADRVP”, substitute “CEO”.

[ AAT review]

(4)     Schedule  1 , item  40 , page 9 (lines 5 to 9) , omit subsection  78 ( 5 ), substitute:

             (5)  A national sporting organisation of Australia, or a person performing work or services for the organisation, is not liable to an action or other proceeding for damages for or in relation to an act done or omitted to be done in good faith:

                     (a)  in the performance or purported performance of any function given to the national sporting organisation under the NAD scheme; or

                     (b)  in the exercise or purported exercise of any power given to the national sporting organisation under the NAD scheme.

[scope of protection from civil liability]

 

(5)     Schedule  1 , items  43 and 44 , page 11 (lines 3 to 6) , to be opposed .

[disclosure notice threshold]

( 6 )     Schedule  1 , item  45 , page 11 (lines 7 to 9) , to be opposed .

[access to retained items]

( 7 )     Schedule  1 , item  47 , page 11 (line 12) to page 12 (line 3) , to be opposed .

[self-incrimination]

( 8 )     Schedule  1 , page 12 (after line 6) , after Part  4 , insert:

Part 4A Athlete ombudsman

48A  At the end of section 14

Add:

Athlete Ombudsman

             (6)  The NAD scheme must establish an Athlete Ombudsman.

             (7)  The functions of the Athlete Ombudsman must include:

                     (a)  providing independent advice to athletes and support persons, at no cost, in relation to the operation of the NAD scheme and this Act; and

                     (b)  investigating complaints made in relation to matters arising under the NAD scheme; and

                     (c)  providing assistance in disputes arising in relation to matters under the NAD scheme; and

                     (d)  establishing and maintaining a list of legal practitioners who are able to provide pro bono assistance to athletes and support persons in relation to matters arising under the NAD scheme.

             (8)  All money required to give effect to the Athlete Ombudsman is to be funded out of money appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of this section.

[athlete ombudsman]