New Penalties for Match-Fixers, Unruly Fans and Scalpers at Victorian Sporting Events

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The Victorian Government recently amended the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) so that people will now face up to 10 years imprisonment for engaging in conduct which leads, or could lead, to corruption of the betting outcome of a sporting event. These amendments came into effect on 24 April 2013.

The Government also recently introduced amendments to the Major Sporting Events Act 1999 (Vic) (MSE Act) to further regulate crowd management, aerial advertising and ticket scalping at major sporting events in Victoria. These amendments came into effect on 15 May 2013 and are summarised below.

Criminal Conduct Involving Match-Fixing -

The Crimes Amendment (Integrity in Sports) Act 2013 (Vic) addresses the threat posed to the integrity of Australian sports by the possible fixing of matches, races and other sporting events in Victoria.

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