The National Integrity Framework is the umbrella term for the suite of policies, educational materials and other resources that establish basketball’s perimeter against corruption. The Framework applies to all competitions and events conducted under the auspices of Basketball Australia or a member state/territory association, including the National Basketball League. The Framework sets the broad expectations for the conduct of all Participants, but also incorporates detailed policies to regulate behaviour and ensure action can be taken against those who fail to adhere to behavioural standards and expose the sport to undue risk.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF ETHICAL BEHAVIOUR
We are the custodians of the sport of basketball
We manage the game for the benefit of our members and will make decisions that help basketball meet its full potential and that are in the best interests of the sport.
We are ethical, honest and trustworthy
We act with integrity and are committed to fair play both on and off the court. We respect, promote and enforce standards and rules in a consistent manner.
Basketball is a source of national pride
All australians should be proud of how we play the game and conduct ourselves both on and off the court.
Basketball is for everyone
Basketball is “everyone’s game” and we have a responsibility to remove barriers, make it accessible, provide opportunities and encourage all australians to enjoy the game.
Basketball provides a sense of community
We will create opportunities for people to get together and engage in a positive and welcoming environment based on a shared sense of purpose, cooperation and respect.
We support excellence at all levels
We will provide opportunities for all our participants to achieve their best. Everyone who is involved in our sport should be encouraged to do their best and make their communities proud. We will acknowledge the efforts and achievements of all participants.
Basketball provides a fun and safe environment
We will provide and promote an environment that is fun, welcoming, supportive and conducive to the safe enjoyment of basketball.
GOT SOMETHING TO REPORT?
Integrity issues or concerns can also be reported to Sport Integrity Australia:
You can report anonymously if you prefer.
If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment or bullying on any grounds, please lodge a member protection report with your relevant club, association or state basketball body.
Information relating to suspected breaches of Basketball Australia’s Anti-Doping Policy can be reported to ASADA:
If you have any information in relation to a criminal matter, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Appendix 1 – Code of Conduct (Effective 1 July 2017)
Appendix 3 – Illicit Drugs Policy (Effective 22 February 2018)
Appendix 4 – Anti-Doping Policy (Effective 1 January 2021)
Appendix 5 – Member Protection Policy (Effective 18 June 2018)
Appendix 7 – Whistleblowing Policy (Effective 1 July 2017)
Appendix 8 – Courtsiding Policy (Effective 22 February 2018)
KEY MESSAGE DOCUMENTS
A range of sport integrity e-learning courses are available via:
The Sport Integrity Australia website:
The Play by the Rules website:
APPROVED BETTING OPERATORS
Basketball Australia has entered into agreements with several Approved Betting Operators (listed below). The Approved Betting Operators and Basketball Australia have agreed to share information and work together to maintain the ongoing integrity of basketball matches throughout Australia. This relationship extends to matches featuring the Boomers and Opals, international basketball matches played in Australia, league matches in the NBL and Chemist Warehouse WNBL as well as state-level tournaments and competitions that are sanctioned by Basketball Australia. The Approved Betting Operators ensure that a portion of the proceeds generated from betting on basketball are returned to Basketball Australia for reinvestment in basketball in Australia.
– Blue Bet
– Cross Bet
– Palmer Bet
– Picnic Bet
– Southern Cross Bet
– TabTouch (Racing & Wagering Western Australia)