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Sport should be a safe and fair place for all participants. At Target Rifle Australia, we offer a safe place for people to raise concerns about behaviour they’ve witnessed or experienced in sport as well as find more information if they have an integrity question.

Staying Safe

If you are in Australia and in immediate danger or at risk of harm, call your local law enforcement agency or dial triple zero (000).

What is Sport Integrity?

Threats to a sport’s integrity can include competition manipulation and sports gambling, doping, the improper use of drugs and medicine and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse, including against children.

Integrity in sport means that participants, officials, supporters and fans can participate in and enjoy sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, fair and inclusive environment.

All of our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of sport, as well as the health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia, the national coordination agency for sport integrity threats. For more information about Sport Integrity Australia visit its website.

What is the National Integrity Framework?

In February 2024, Target Rifle Australia Adopted the National Integrity Framework. This is essentially a set of rules that all members of our sport need to follow when it comes to their behaviour and conduct in sport. There are four core policies which make up the National Integrity Framework. These are:

  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

These core policies are underpinned by the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy, which explains how people who have breached a National Integrity Framework policy are held accountable for the wrong thing.

  1. Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy

Other Integrity Policies

In addition to the National Integrity Framework policies, TRA has the following integrity policies:

  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Social Media

Who Manages Complaints?

As a member of a sport that has signed up to the National Integrity Framework you can make a complaint if you believe a fellow member has behaved poorly and potentially breached one of the policies.

If the complaint is about child safeguarding or discrimination, you can make the complaint to Sport Integrity Australia. This can be done by completing the online form.

If you would prefer to talk to someone as Sport Integrity Australia, assistant is available by calling 1300 027 232.

All other integrity complaints will be handled by Sue Lott and should be submitted via email.

Other Support Pathways

Safe Sport Hotline

1800 161 361
7am – 7pm, 7 Days a week, 365 days a year.

The Safe Sport Hotline is part of an expanded service offered to members of sport to share their story with a trusted member of the Sport Integrity Australia team about Integrity issues they have experienced. The service included an anonymous reporting capability that covers wider racial and cultural issues in sport for people who feel they have been discriminated against in their sport.

Connect With Sport

If you, or someone you care about, is struggling with an issues it’s okay to reach out for support.

Mental Heath or Wellbeing Support Providers.

Bullying In Sport

Every person in sport, in every role, has the right to participate in an environment that is fun, safe and healthy and to be treated with respect, dignity and fairness.

Bullying in Sport and Available Pathways.

Abusive or Inappropriate Content Online

If you have a concern about abusive or inappropriate material online, you can also report is to the eSafety Commissioner for action. eSafety can investigate cyberbullying of children, adult cyber abuse, image-based abuse (sharing, or threatening to share, intimate images without the consent of the person shown) and illegal and restricted content.

Report to the eSafety Commissioner

Education and Resources

When it comes to sport integrity, it is critical for everyone who is involved in sport, from grassroots to elite-level athletes, their parents, teachers, coaches, sport administration staff and support personnel, are aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are a range of tools and resources available to help keep everyone informed.


The Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy is designed to protect children and young people in sport by putting in place rules and processes to ensure sporting environments are inclusive, positive and safe for all children and young people, all the time. Check out the Fact Sheet, Video and Other Resources.

The Child Safe Contact at TRA is:
Name: David Wright
Position: President
Contact: email

Member Protection Policy

The Member Protection Policy is designed to protect eh welfare, wellbeing and health of everyone involved in the sport. It provides clear definitions of abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, victimisation and vilification in sport, along with information on hour to report these behaviours. Check out the Fact Sheet, Video and Other Resources.

Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy

The Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines Policy is designed to protect athletes from harm caused by the improper use of medicines, supplements and illegal drugs. Check out the Fact Sheet, Video and Other Resources.

Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy

The Competition Manipulation and Sport Gambling Policy is designed to keep sport fail by protecting sporting competitions from competition manipulation (also known as match-fixing) and associated betting activity. Check out the Fact Sheet, Video and Other Resources.

Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy

The Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy (CDDP) provides the sport and its participants with a best practice management process that can be run by either Sport Integrity Australia or TRA. Check out the Fact Sheet, Video and Other Resources.

Integrity eLearning

Sport Integrity Australia eLearning offers several online courses relating to sport integrity, including doping, match-fixing, illicit drugs, and ethical decision-making courses. Specific anti-doping courses are also available for coaches, support persons, medical practitioners and parents.

Play By The Rules

Play By The Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

eSafety Comissionser – eSafety Sport Hub

Online abuse can significantly impact sport members and organisation. The eSafety Commissioner is Australia’s national independent regulator and educator for online safety. eSafety provides guidance on online issues including cyberbullying, adult cyber abuse, image-based abuse and illegal or restricted content. eSafety can help to get harmful online content removed if it meets the legal threshold for investigation.

The eSafety Sport hub provides resources to help the sports community including information on how to recognise online abuse and deal with online abuse in sport, as well as tailored advice for sport administrators, coaches and officials, and athletes and competitors.