ASADA and Essendon ruling due today

ASADA and Essendon ruling due today

The federal court dispute between ASADA and AFL club Essendon will be decided on today.

The Essendon Bombers have challenged the legal basis of show-cause notices issued by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, alleging doping by 34 current and former club players.

Essendon allege the anti-doping body acted beyond its legal powers in the investigation of the clubs 2012 supplements program, and say ASADA should never have conducted a joint investigation with the AFL.

The court is set to decide whether ASADA’s joint operation was lawful under Federal legislation, empowering ASADA to conduct investigations.

ASADA says it will re-issue doping allegations against Essendon players, if the court rules in the authorities favour.

The decision is set to be handed down by Justice John Middleton at 1:30pm AEST today.

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