2018 National Sport Integrity Forum


Following on from two highly successful Integrity in Sport Forums in 2014 and 2016, Victoria University and The Sport Australia Hall of Fame partnered with the Australian Sports Commission for the third edition of this biennial forum set to tackle the issues of integrity and fair play with an experienced and compelling panel of national and international experts.

Facilitated by journalist Tracey Holmes, the panel of experts featured:

  • Kate Palmer – Chief Executive Officer, Australian Sports Commission

  • David Howman CNZM – Chair of the Athletics Integrity Unit (IAAF), member of the independent panel for the   Federal Government instigated review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements as part of the development of the National Sport Plan and former head of WADA

  • Steve Hooker OAM – Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission Chair, Sport Australia Hall of Fame    Member and 2008 Olympic Gold medallist (pole vault)

  • Mick Warner – Herald Sun journalist

  • Ann West - Head of Integrity & Compliance, Tennis Australia

The forum brought together over 300 of Australia’s sports and community leaders including presidents, chairs, and CEO’s, local government and regional sports assemblies, integrity officers, elite and club athletes, facility owners and operators.
Palmer, appointed as the Australian Sports Commission’s Chief Executive Officer in late 2016, reiterated the Australian Government’s belief that integrity arrangements are paramount to the effective performance of any sporting organisation.

Media Experts


National Sport Integrity Forum: Winning at any cost, the National Debate
Monday 16 July 2018

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Opinion Pieces

Diving is just like ball tampering, so don't let World Cup cheats prosper - We came down hard on Australia’s cricketers for ball tampering, but diving in football is also cheating - so why is it allowed to continue, asks National Sport Integrity Chair; Professor Hans Westerbeek.

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When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his of her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, and competitiveness.