Research report

2 Aug 2018

This review was commissioned by the Turnbull Government, in response to the growing global threat to the integrity of sport - recognising that a fair, safe and strong sport sector, free from corruption, is inherently valuable to sports participants, sporting organisations and the 14 million...


National sport plan
1 Aug 2018

Sport 2030 is the Australian government’s strategic plan to invest in sport and physical activity over the next decade and beyond. It is Australia’s first national sport plan that charts a path to demonstrate how we will excel in elite sport, maintain sporting integrity, support...

Research report

17 Jul 2018

Research suggests that the gambling environment in Australia is changing. Sports betting participation has grown substantially in recent years and is emerging as a significant contributor to problem gambling, especially among younger adult males.

Data portal

12 Jul 2018

The Electorate Profiles online resource is the latest addition to the Australia Council's strong body of research about the arts, which is publicly available on the Arts Nation research hub. This new interactive resource provides information on arts and culture in each of Australia’s 150...


11 Jul 2018

Are we seeing the destruction by stealth of the anti-siphoning rules?

Research report

22 Jun 2018

Public health advocates are calling on the National Rugby League (NRL) to acknowledge and address a dangerous spike in domestic violence against women and children linked to the annual State of Origin series.

Research report

30 Apr 2018

More Australian children have participated in sport over the past twelve months, but the vast majority are still not meeting recommended activity levels - and parents could be the biggest influence in getting their kids more active.

Research report

17 Mar 2018

This report presents the findings of research commissioned by Sport NZ, and undertaken by Angus and Associates over three stages, to understand the value of sport and active recreation in New Zealand.


28 Feb 2018

The National Sport Plan will establish a shared set of national expectations across these issues, and others, for the sport and physical activity sectors. This report outlines the key themes and findings from the forums and online submission process.


18 Dec 2017

The America’s Cup defence, to be held in Auckland in 2021, will require a sizeable investment to be made in facilities, planning, organisations and associated events, to ensure that Auckland and New Zealand maximise the opportunities presented to deliver significant positive economic impacts.

Research report

5 Dec 2017

Using AusPlay data collected from July 2016 to June 2017, this publication delves into the participation of Australian women and girls in sport and physical activity, and the difference between male and female patterns of behaviour.

Research report

15 Nov 2017

This report recommends that the Commonwealth Government examine the structure of sporting organisations in Australia with a view to maximising community involvement, and increasing the accountability and transparency of organisations that bear the custodianship of a sport.


14 Nov 2017

This evidence guide focuses on the work being undertaken in local, regional, national and international structured sport settings and by sporting organisations.

Research report

14 Nov 2017

Research has shown a decline in sport participation for youth between 13-17 years old and that, in order to increase participation in this age group, sporting activities need to be designed to meet their motivations and interests.

Research report

9 Nov 2017

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

Research report

14 Sep 2017

This report highlights the broader role AFL can play in a community, by being the conduit through which community programs targeted at health and safety can be delivered, and the means through which communities can be brought together.

Discussion paper

25 Aug 2017

This research should inform policymakers, staff, faculty and administrators about the goals and expectations that Pacific Islander student-athletes bring with them to college, in order to better serve and support this population.

Journal article

24 Aug 2017

This study presents the first evidence of altered brain structure and function at the time of medical clearance to return-to-play (RTP), with greater changes in brain function for athletes with a longer recovery time.

Research report

AOC Independent Cultural Review
24 Aug 2017

This review is a comprehensive document, based on the experiences and perceptions of staff and stakeholders, to frame and assess the Australian Olympic Committee's ethical framework.


9 Aug 2017

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil came at a huge cost. It reached US$15 billion including cost overruns of at least 75% and was the most expensive in FIFA history.



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