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The Australian Wagering Council (AWC) has called on all states to introduce consistent national criminal offences for corruption in sport after ten people were arrested in connection with a multi-million dollar match-fixing scandal described by police as the biggest to hit Australia.

Ten people were arrested Sunday, including footballers registered with Victorian State League Division 1 side Southern Stars as well as the team’s coach.

The ten, several of whom are from the UK, were arrested after the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) received data from its monitoring service Sportsradar which showed suspicious betting patterns, prompting police units the Purana Task Force and the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit to arrest the men on Sunday.

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