September 2022

PBTR MPIO National Review

 The PBTR MPIO program is currently undergoing a National Review. If you are, or have ever been, an MPIO and would like to add your views, you can fill out the MPIO survey here:

There have been a number of changes to the Australian sporting sector recently which may impact the MPIO role, and this review is designed to understand those factors, and how the MPIO role could best support sporting clubs across Australia in light of this new environment.

In particular, these changes include:

  • The introduction of Sport Integrity Australia as a new body to manage integrity issues in sport

  • The requirement for all NSOs to put in place new Member Protection Policies, which meet the Sport Integrity Australia Standards

  • The requirement for all NSOs, SSOs and Clubs in each sport to have the same integrity policies from national level to club level.

  • The introduction of an independent complaint handling process in sport, which means future integrity issues in 85 sports will now be handled independently by Sport Integrity Australia. This includes Member Protection issues like bullying, harassment and abuse.

Once the outcomes of the National Review are finalised – PBTR will publish communications regarding the future of the MPIO program. Until that time, the current PBTR MPIO program remains unchanged - MPIO Online Course - Play by the Rules - Making Sport inclusive, safe and fair.

Information about the NIF can be found here:  National Integrity Framework | Sport Integrity Australia

Please Note: As National Sporting Organisations (NSO)’s are responsible for implementation of the NIF (or equivalent minimum standards if they are a non NIF organisation) – it is also extremely important that users take direction from their NSO/Sport/Club as to any changes to internal process.

If you have any questions about the NIF itself – please also feel free to contact the team responsible for the NIF at Sport Integrity Australia via the contact us page:

Contact us | Sport Integrity Australia