Legislation introduced to establish new integrity entity   

The Integrity Sport and Recreation Bill has been introduced and passed its first reading in Parliament on April 4th, 2023. You can read Minister Robertson’s press release and watch his speech from the first reading: New Sport Integrity body a step closer, Minister’s Speech. 

This follows a Cabinet decision in September 2022, to establish a new independent organisation for integrity in sport and active recreation, that will become operational in 2024 . You can read the Cabinet Paper and decisions here: Cabinet Paper – Protecting and Promoting the Integrity of Sport and Active Recreation (sportnz.org.nz). 

The legislation will establish the Integrity Sport and Recreation Commission as an independent Crown entity. It will ensure that integrity matters are dealt with appropriately, quickly and in ways that reflect the needs and diversity of participants.  

We encourage you to provide feedback on the Bill. You can do this by making a submission to the Government’s Social Services and Community Committee. Your submission can be as brief as a single sentence, or as long as you like. We will update this page when submissions are invited, and you can keep an eye on the Select Committee’s progress here: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/scl/social-services-and-community/

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