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Essendon chairman David Evans, flanked by CEO Ian Robson and coach James Hird, at the media conference about the Bombers' referral of its use of supplements to ASADA

MORE AFL links to the 'drugs in sport' scandal may be revealed within days after the Federal Government confirmed it is working around rigid confidentiality restrictions.

As it stands AFL and NRL clubs caught up in the scandal have not been informed, but both respective league administrations have been.

Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare has confirmed negotiations are underway with the Australian Crime Commission and the two leagues to work out a way for clubs to be informed.

He said the clubs would then have the opportunity to publically confirm they were under investigation.

"We've given the names of the clubs to both the NRL and the AFL. The NRL and the AFL have asked for permission to tell the clubs that are affected by the investigation," Mr Clare told ABC TV's Insiders on Sunday morning.  

"The crime commission agrees and we're taking action to allow both the NRL and the AFL to tell the clubs that are involved in this investigation.

"Then it'll be up to the clubs to put their hand up and say 'Yes, we are one of the clubs affected by this investigation'," he said.

Thursday's release of the damning ACC report into drugs in sport and links to organised crime has placed a dark cloud across Australian sport.

This latest development signals a desire from authorities to protect the innocent.  

"The veil of suspicion is hanging over all clubs. The more information we can get out there the better. Silence is not going to be the solution here," Mr Clare said.  

He also confirmed some athletes had come forward of their own accord since the release of the report.