National Integrity Framework

What is the National Integrity Framework

The National Integrity Framework is a suite of policies which set out rules for unacceptable behaviour in sport and change the way complaints about breaches of these rules are managed.

Brief Background

Following various government enquiries into bullying, sexual harrassmentand and misconduct in sport dating back to 2018, and in particular the Wood Review, it was recommended that a National Coordination Body (Sports Integrity Australia) be formed as a separate authorty to manage threats to the integrity of sport in Australia.
A National Integrity Framework was developed in 2021.  There are now some 80 sports that have the framework and its policies.
Table Tennis Australia signed up effective 1st March 2024.

Core Policies

Table Tennis Australia (TTA) has adopted the National Integrity Framework and its associated integrity policies, which came into effect on 31 October 2022. This is an important step as it will assist in protecting our sport and members from integrity threats like harassment, bullying, abuse, illicit drugs, and competition manipulation. Moreover, the new policies replace and supersede Table Tennis Australia’s previous integrity policies, thereby ensuring that TTA is operating under a new and up-to-date framework.

TTA is working with all State/Territory Associations to implement the National Integrity Framework across the sport. Table Tennis South Australia (TTSA) is pleased to advise that we have adopted TTA’s National Integrity Framework.

By implementing the National Integrity Framework and associated policies, TTA now has six new integrity policies in place:

  1. Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
  2. Member Protection Policy
  3. Improper use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
  4. Competition Manipulation and Sports Gambling Policy
  5. Complaints, Disputes, and Discipline Policy

These core policies are underpinned by the complaints, disputes and discipline policy.

Management of Complaints

In the past, complaints about someone's behaviour were managed by the sport's State or National body. Now, under the National Integrity Framework, Sport Integrity Australia can review all complaints about discrimination, or any behaviour which might be considered Prohibited Conduct under the Child Safeguarding Policy. All other complaints under the National Integrity Framework can be made to your sport.

What it means for Affiliates

As a member of Table Tennis SA, if someone behaves poorly by breaching one of the policies, you can make a complaint about the breach.
Sport Integrity Austrlia will handle all compalints about Child Safeguarding or Discrimination breaches.

Compliance Statement 

Table Tennis Australia is required to and have lodged a child safe environments compliance statement with the SA Department for Human Services.  This compliance statement and what is known as the SA addendum is lodged on behalf of all TTSA affiliates.

For further information and for a complaint form and who to contact to make a complaint please click the following link:


TTA National Integrity Framework >