03 Jun '11, 6am

Australia mulls jail time for match fixers: SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA on Friday said it was looking to introduce nation...

Australia mulls jail time for match fixers: SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA on Friday said it was looking to introduce nation...

Sports Minister Mark Arbib will meet with officials next week to discuss the possibility of introducing laws for those manipulating the outcome of sporting events for gain. -- ST PHOTO: SHAHRIYA YAHAYA SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA on Friday said it was looking to introduce national laws that would allow for heavy jail terms for match-fixing, as it seeks to stamp out the risk of corruption in sporting contests. Sports Minister Mark Arbib will meet with officials next week to discuss the possibility of introducing laws for those manipulating the outcome of sporting events for gain. 'We know from looking at the international experience, the threat that match fixing has on our sports,' Mr Arbib told ABC Radio. 'We want to make sure that we do everything possible to send a message to those people who want to be involved in match fixing that there will be jail time, and it won't be a ligh...

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