Act in a manner that is compatible withthe interests of AusCycling.
Accord people involved in all forms of cycling with the appropriate courtesy, respectandregardfortheirrightsand obligations.
Treat people's property with respect and due considerationof its value.
Show a positive commitment to AusCycling policies, rules, procedures, guidelines andagreements.
Respect the law and customs of theplaces they visit.
Respect the confidentiality of information that they receive in the course of fulfilling their duties.
Not misuse funds or property belongingto another party.
Uphold the standing and reputation ofall forms of cyclingwithin Australia.
Observe and comply with the Anti-Doping Rules set out in the AusCycling Anti-Doping Policy.
KeyPrinciples AusCyclingwishestooperate in an environment:
Where racing and competition is genuine, and where the outcome is not affected by doping, race-fixing, illegal bettingorotherformsofcheating.
Where people show respect for others and their property to ensure no damage or deprivation is caused to either. Respect is defined as considerationfor another's physical and emotional well-beingandpossessions.
That is free from harassment. Harassmentis defined as any action directed at an individual or group that creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive environment.
Which is a non-discriminatory environment,and which respects the right, dignity and worth of every humanbeing, and (within the context of theactivity), treats everyone equally regardless of gender, ethnic origin orreligion.
Persons to whom this Code applies acknowledge and agree to comply with the disciplinary and grievance proceduresmaintainedbyAusCycling. If any disciplinary action is taken, aperson directly affected willbegiven the opportunity to participate in those proceedings and the right to appeal against any decision against him or her.
UnacceptableBehaviour Thislistprovidesexamplesofbehaviour deemed to be unsuitable and not in the best interests of the cycling. This is not an exhaustive list:
Gambling, betting or organisation of betting at any cycling event, while competing, officiating or undertakinga managementrole.
Sledging'other athletes,officialsorevent organisers.Sledging is defined as astatementthatisdeemedto denigrate and/or intimidate another person, or behaviourlikely to constitute emotional abuse.
Using or encouraging the use of prohibited substances or methods asdefined in AusCycling's Anti-DopingPolicy.
Damaging another person's property or depriving them of that property.
Sexual relations between an employeeor appointed official and a junior athlete (under the age of consent),irrespective ofthewishesanddesiresofthe athlete.
Physical contact with athletes unless it is appropriate to the situation and benecessary for the further development of the athlete's skill.
Statements that are deemed to denigrate the group that an individual is representing.
Officials Specific Code of Conduct Elements The duty of an official carries with it an obligation to perform those duties with accuracy,consistency,objectivityanda highsenseofintegrity. Topreserve and encourage confidence in the professionalism and integrity of officiating, all officials are expected to act in an ethical manner.
In addition to the areas outlined in the AusCycling Code of Conduct officials willobserve andadheretothefollowing specific requirements:
Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at all cost
Place safety and welfare of the participants above all else
Act with integrity and objectivity andacceptresponsibility fortheiractions
Be consistentand impartial when making decisions
Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcoholand otherdrugs
Becourteous, respectful andopento discussion and interaction
Respect the decisions of fellow officials, coaches and administrations in the conductof the sport
Act impartially and do not permit gender, ability, cultural background or religionto impactyourdecisions andinteractions
Encourage inclusivity and access for all potential participants
Be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance
Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment freeenvironment
Whereverpractical, avoid unaccompaniedand unobserved one-on-oneactivity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years
Show concern and caution towards sick and injured participants.