Australian Powerlifting Union Ltd adopts AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING POLICY

3rd January 2021

Dear APU Member,
As per 1 January 2021, a single Australian National Anti-Doping Policy for sports is officially adopted.


The Australian National Anti-Doping Policy reflects the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and amendments to Australian anti-doping legislation. The purpose of the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy is to have a single and consistent set of anti-doping rules across all sports in Australia.



Key changes:

Some of the key changes include:  

·        A new Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV): it is an offence to discourage or retaliate against someone from reporting possible doping activities

·        Protected Persons: a new category of athletes who will be afforded flexibility in consequences and no mandatory public disclosure

·        Substances of Abuse: reduced sanctions for athletes who test positive for ‘Substances of Abuse’ i.e. some social drugs such as cocaine and cannabis.

·        Education: a stronger emphasis on education for all cohorts, as outlined in the new International Standard for Education.


Reference: David Sharpe (CEO Sport Integrity Australia) emailed by Sport Integrity Australia


Please familiarize yourself with AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING POLICY via content.cfm ( OR Australian National Anti-Doping Policy | Sport Integrity Australia

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