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Volume 6 No. 217
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ASADA's Powers Boosted By Ruling, A 'Game Changer' In Case Against NRL, AFL Players

New legislation "enabling the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to demand documents from athletes or others involved in an investigation has been described as a 'game changer' in the case against" National Rugby League and Australian Football League players, according to Brad Walter of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. While players "will still have the right not to incriminate themselves, ASADA can compel them to attend interviews and to hand over records of text messages and emails." Under the wider powers granted to ASADA, "anyone who does not comply with a disclosure notice" issued by CEO Aurora Andruska faces a fine of up to A$5,100 ($4,700) (SMH, 6/26).