Report on performance
Output 1.2 – DetECTION PROGRAM
The outputs delivered under the Detection Program output group include:
- supporting the delivery of a comprehensive, intelligence-driven, testing program
- identifying new trends in doping and delivering appropriate preventative actions
- ensuring allegations of doping are fully and rigorously investigated through a whole-of-government investigative framework, and
- complementing the Deterrence Program in relation to athletes and support personnel contemplating doping and detecting those athletes who have engaged in banned doping practices.
This output group’s contribution to our outcome is measured by the delivery of the Detection Program within agreed timeframes, and compliance with the International Standard for Testing (IST) and the Australian Government Investigation Standards.
|Indicator||2008–09 reference point or target||Result|
|Effective delivery of a Detection Program involving testing and investigation||Timely delivery of the Detection Program, including 4,200 government-funded tests.||4,212 tests were completed and 32 investigation cases were opened during 2008–09.|
|Investigations undertaken in accordance with accepted investigation standards, including the Australian Government Investigation Standards||All investigations are conducted in accordance with accepted investigation standards.||There have been no successful challenges by athletes or support personnel that any investigation undertaken by ASADA has been flawed due to non-compliance with the investigation standards. After the completion of an internal audit, no findings were made in relation to breaches of Australian Government Investigation Standards.|
|The Detection Program is compliant with national and international responsibilities relating to the Code and other anti-doping agreements||Full compliance with national and international responsibilities.||All test distribution planning and sample collection has complied with the NAD scheme, IST and the Code.|