Drug-tainted swimmer Shayna Jack is in a "tough position" to clear herself of doping, federal sports minister Richard Colbeck says.
But Colbeck says he's satisfied with the handling of Jack's positive test to a banned substance ahead of the world swimming championships.
"Obviously Shayna is in a pretty tough position right now," Colbeck told reporters in Canberra on Wednesday.
"She will have her opportunity to put her case forward later in the week."
Jack faces a four-year ban after testing positive to Ligandrol, a muscle growth agent, during an Australian swim camp ahead of the world championships in South Korea which ended last weekend.
On Friday, the 20-year-old – who denies knowingly taking the drug – will meet with officials from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
Jack initially cited personal reasons for leaving the world championships only for her positive drugs test to later be leaked to the media.
Swimming Australia has said it couldn't, under anti-doping legislation, reveal the positive test until Jack or ASADA made it known.
Colbeck said he was "pretty satisfied" with ASADA's handling of the case.
"We have processes in place for a very good reason," he said.
"ASADA is one of the few agencies globally that has investigative capacity and I would rather spend a little bit of time finding out what sits behind it, doing an investigation which gives us an opportunity to find out the source of this thing.
"I think that what's happened so far is pretty good.
"Obviously there will be quRead More – Source