Australia streamlines integrity watchdogs | Reuters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s sports integrity watchdogs are being streamlined into a single agency to better fight doping, match-fixing and organized crime, the federal government said on Tuesday. The new agency, to be called ‘Sport Integrity Australia’ merges the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the National Integrity of Sport Unit and the integrity functions of funding body Sport Australia. A new ‘National Sports Tribunal’ will also be set up and trialled for two years to hear anti-doping violations and other sports disputes. It will have “the power to call evidence…

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Stephen Port: Officers refuse to answer watchdog’s questions

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Port, now 43, from Barking in east London, was sentenced to a full life term in November 2016 All but one of 17 Met officers under investigation for the initial response to the serial killer Stephen Port refused to answer questions during interviews with the police watchdog. In November 2016 Port was convicted of murdering four young men. Police ignored chances to catch him earlier, with the deaths not treated as murders until weeks after the last one. The Independent Office of Police Conduct…

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