Australian report underlines need for vigilance
Hon Murray McCully
Sport and Recreation
February 2013 Media Statement
Australian report underlines need for
Sport Minister Murray McCully says the
Australian Crime Commission report on Organised Crime and
Drugs in Sport needs to be taken seriously on this side of
“I have asked Sport New Zealand, High
Performance Sport NZ and Drug Free Sport NZ to report back
to me on the implications of the Australian Crime Commission
report released yesterday,” Mr McCully says.
asked them to consult with the New Zealand Olympic Committee
and any other relevant bodies in compiling their
“While the Australian report does not make any
accusations about New Zealand athletes, it would be unwise
for New Zealand to ignore its findings given the strong
level of engagement between sporting teams from our two
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