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.
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.
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.
This report focuses on acute care services provided by hospitals for sports injuries treated in Australian hospitals in 2012–13.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 create a legacy of mass sport participation.
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...
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 barriers to physical activity...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Commission were analysed. Sponsors were considered...
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 have been better sold....
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 kids spend their spare time watching television, yet...
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...