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New safeguards to prevent match-fixing

Hon Murray McCully
Minister for Sport and Recreation

5 May 2014 Media Statement

New safeguards to prevent match-fixing
Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today announced two important steps to prevent match-fixing and protect the reputation of New Zealand sport.

“New Zealand is not immune to the international risks of match-fixing and we are taking pre-emptive steps to protect our well-deserved reputation for playing fair and the integrity of New Zealand sport,” Mr McCully says.

“Today we have released the New Zealand Policy on Sports Match-Fixing and Related Corruption, and announced plans to amend the Crimes Act 1961 to ensure the most serious form of match-fixing is a criminal offence.

“The national match-fixing policy provides a comprehensive framework for collaboration across Government, the sport sector and the betting industry to address match-fixing risks to New Zealand sport.

“An important component of the policy is ensuring we have a strong legal framework around match-fixing, and ensuring it is subject to criminal sanctions.

“We have therefore decided to amend the Crimes Act 1961 to ensure match-fixing is included. While match-fixing may already be covered by existing legislation, the decision to refer to it specifically in the Crimes Act gives greater certainty to law enforcement agencies and international sporting bodies,” Mr McCully says.

For more information visit www.sportnz.org.nz


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