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Sports Anti-Doping Act 2003 – 25 October 2007

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The State may enter into an agreement with the Commonwealth to provide for: anti-doping testing services for State athletes; educational services for State athletes about doping in sport, etc. For the definition of ‘State athlete’, refer to the Schedule dictionary.

  • Sections 4, 6, Schedule

If the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) carries out testing of State athletes under the NAD scheme and the State athlete is under 18 years, the consent of the athlete’s parent or guardian may be given either generally or in relation to a particular request.

  • Section 7
Reason for law

To protect the health and safety of State athletes by discouraging the use of drugs and doping methods; to protect the State’s outstanding sporting reputation; to protect the State’s financial investment in sport; and to recognise community expectations that athletes representing the State or receiving State support compete fairly without the use of drugs or doping methods. (Section 3)

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State sporting organisations [Queensland Government]

Legislation [Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing]

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