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15 Nov 2017

On 11 August 2017, the Board of Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced that it would discontinue the Super Rugby licence for the Western Force. The decision prompted outrage among rugby union fans who believed that the process the ARU used to arrive at that decision was flawed.

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Research report

14 Nov 2017

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is committed to keeping sports relevant and viable, whilst supporting all Australians to develop their physical literacy for active and healthy lives. The ASC is aware that the sport environment is changing and is dedicated to supporting...

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Report

09 Nov 2017

This report focuses on acute care services provided by hospitals for sports injuries treated in Australian hospitals in 2012–13.

Cases of sports injury are examined in terms of the body region injured. Of the selected injury types, head injury was the most common, accounting for 16% of...

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Research report

14 Sep 2017

This BCEC report aims to build on the narrative of Indigenous peoples’ participation in football at a grass-roots level, and the associated individual and community level outcomes. It is based on analyses of data from the 2014-...

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Discussion paper

25 Aug 2017

Pacific Islander (PI) communities are underrepresented in US higher education, and hold bachelor’s degrees at rates lower than the national rate (US Census 2012). Empowering Pacific Island Communities (EPIC and Asian Americans Advancing Justice 2014) reported that Guamanians (13%), Samoans (11...

Journal article

24 Aug 2017

The medical decision of return to play (RTP) after a sport concussion is largely based on symptom status following a graded exercise protocol. However, it is currently unknown how objective markers of brain structure and function relate to clinical recovery. The goal of this study was to...

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Report

24 Aug 2017

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has committed to implementing all 17 recommendations of the Independent Cultural Review conducted by The Ethics Centre into the workplace culture of the AOC. The Review is a comprehensive 64 page document based on the experiences and perceptions of staff...

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Commentary

Article

29 Mar 2017

Late last week, Cricket Australia and Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) announced their 20-year sponsorship deal, estimated to have been worth $65 million over five years, had come to an end. No longer would Australian cricket players take to the field with Victoria Bitter logos emblazoned...

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Journal article

23 Mar 2017

Research question: Does event satisfaction influence future intentions to attend events and participate in sport? The research addressed this question by focussing on participation in swimming and the influence of watching the London 2012 Olympic Games; an event which sought to...

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Survey

21 Dec 2016

AusPlay is an independent research project at the population level which measures all types of activities in a consistent and comparable way. The ASC will use AusPlay information to fill in the gaps in national sport and physical recreation data on children, following the Australian Bureau of...

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Survey

07 Dec 2016

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has released initial findings of the most comprehensive national population tracking survey into sport and physical activity in Australia.

The report provides the sport sector with vital insights into participation for adults and children, the...

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Commentary

Article

04 Dec 2016

Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.

John Howard's post-Port Arthur National Firearms Agreement brought with it an unintended public safety...

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Audio interview

Audio program

16 Jul 2016

A new study conducted by University of South Australia economist, John Wilson, contradicts a political reasoning behind publicly funding sports stadiums. The research finds that the benefits go to wealthier people who are more likely to attend live sport. It's the first Australian study of its...

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Research report

15 Jul 2016

Following the completion of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW in June 2016, Premier Mike Baird announced on 7 July 2016 that NSW will become the first Australian State to shut down greyhound racing. On 14 July 2016, the Government appointed Dr John...

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Research report

07 Jul 2016

This report is the result of an extensive inquiry into the greyhound racing industry in New South Wales held under the Special Commissions of Inquiry Act 1983 (NSW). The Inquiry was set up by the New South Wales government in February 2015. It followed the exposure by the Australian Broadcasting...

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Journal article

03 Jul 2016

This study investigated the nature and extent of unhealthy food, beverage, alcohol and gambling sponsors of children's sport development programs.

Websites of junior development sport programs (n=56) associated with sporting organisations that received funding from the Australian Sporting...

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Audio interview

Audio program

07 Jun 2016

Two months out from the Rio Olympics, the Australian Sports Commission's polarising 'Winning Edge' policy is being closely watched by critics and supporters like. Sports Commission Chairman, John Wylie, concedes the policy, which has slashed scholarships and changed funding allocations, could...

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Policy

27 May 2016

2016 election Liberal Party policy on supporting healthier lifestyles through sport.

Healthier lifestyles contribute to better and longer lives for Australians. Unfortunately, almost two-thirds of Australians are overweight, including one in four children. Three-quarters of Australian...

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Policy

19 May 2016

Construction of the project is expected to support over 700 jobs in the region and make a significant boost to the local economy.

For too long, football fans have been watching their rugby league and other sport at sub-standard facilities, compared to football stadiums in southern...

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Website

17 Apr 2016

A new free online tool will help guide and support athletes, coaches and sports administrators on the potential consequences of illicit drug use in sport.

Federal Minister for Sport, Sussan Ley, today announced the release of the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) e-learning education...

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