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Parliamentary Bill for Public Consultation – Sports Governance and Integrity Act, 2021


From: Ministry for Inclusion and Social Wellbeing​
​Published: ​27 February 2021
Running till: ​20 March 2021
​Last Updated: ​22 March 2021

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Original Consultation

1.        Background​

The Parliamentary Secretariat for Sport, Recreation and Voluntary Organisations has been actively  implementing the National Strategy for Sport – Aiming Higher launched in 2019 which was set up on seven main pillars including Education, Participation & Quality of Life, Facilities, Sports Industry, Gozo, Integrity and High Performance.

In order to successfully achieve these aims, the setting up of a separate regulatory body is being proposed in order to establish a separation between SportMalta, which is concerned with the provision of sports services by the Government, and regulatory services.

For the creation of this regulatory body, the Parliamentary Secretary has formed a Sports Integrity Advisory Board which consists of major stakeholders in the field of sports integrity in Malta, these include the Government, the Opposition, The Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC), SportMalta, the National Anti-Doping Commission (NADO Malta), the Malta Football Association (MFA), the sub-committee dedicated to sports corruption, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Police. The Board took cognisance of both national sports governance structures and Malta’s international commitments and this has resulted in the production of a document outlining the objectives and functions of the proposed authority which is titled the Authority for Integrity in Maltese Sport (AIMS) and the legislative bill being issued for public consultation entitled, ‘The Sports Governance and Integrity Act, 2021’.

It is being proposed that the Authority for Integrity in Maltese Sport will be a centralised authority for Maltese sport dealing with all matters of sports governments and integrity. This will be achieved through the integration of NADO Malta, the Sports Integrity Unit and the Register for Sports Persons which is currently being administered by SportMalta.

Stakeholders and professionals are being invited to send their feedback on the proposed legislative bill, which feedback and proposals will be considered and any necessary amendments will be duly made.​ 

2.        Documents
3.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent in by email to:

Submissions were received by 20 March 2021.                              
We thank you for your input.

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address: 

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​

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