Guide

Guidelines for addressing spectator racism in sports

These guidelines are intended to promote best practice responses to spectator racism at the professional sporting level. They identify actions that can be taken consistently across sporting codes to ensure that spectators, officials and players are safe, and to promote awareness of what to do...
Briefing paper

Sport participation in Victoria, 2019: research summary

This summary outlines key findings and insights from the 5th year of the VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria’s joint research project into organised community sport participation in Victoria.
Strategy

The future of sport volunteering

Sport Australia has taken the next steps towards building a more collaborative, cohesive and contemporary approach to volunteering in sport with the release of this insights report and new national plan for the future of sport volunteering.
Report

Disruptor and accelerator: COVID-19's impact on the Australian sport industry

This report collates experiences and perspectives based on roundtables and interviews conducted with senior sport executives in October-November 2020, six months after the disruption caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Article

What can we learn from the regulation of sport?

Many of the most troubling issues for sports regulators: drugs, corruption, gambling, racism, gender equality, new technologies and workplace health and safety, are equally problematic for society at large. This article reflects on how sport manages these issues and could provide lessons for others.
Report

Safeguarding the integrity of sport - the government response to the Wood Review

This report is the Australian government's response to the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (known as the Wood Review).
Report

Racial equality review of Basketball Australia

In August 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission was engaged by Basketball Australia to undertake a racial equality review of the sport at a national level. This report outlines the findings from that review.
Report

Game, set, match: calling time on climate inaction

Sport is a major part of Australian culture. Every weekend, millions of Australians participate in or watch sport. The report describes the influence of climate change on extreme weather events, with a specific focus on how each type of event can affect specific sports.
Guide

Mental health and wellbeing support in sport

This review of mental health and wellbeing (MHW) in community sport shows there is a wide range of support providers in the sector. The document provides recommendations to help sporting clubs, leagues and associations to select a provider offering safe and effective programs.
Conference paper

Australia’s ‘high performance’ cities? Motorsport and sustainable urban environments

Despite the widespread acceptance of motorsport in Australian society, this paper argues that it is crucial for research to be undertaken that systematically investigates the environmental and public health impacts of motorsport events held in major urban public spaces.
Report

Buried treasures and missed opportunities in Victorian sports reporting

This study is the first ever, large-scale analysis of the extent and nature of the portrayal of women and men in Victorian sports print media. It provides important evidence to both inform the debate and to highlight challenges and opportunities.
Conference paper

Legal requirements to conduct blood testing in doping control: Oceania region

Abstract: As sport is now practiced on a worldwide basis, the fight against doping is an international problem and the solution to it must necessarily be international or the level playing field, which is fundamental to sport, cannot exist. There must be national building blocks...
Report

Impact of COVID-19 on community sport

COVID-19 has created a crisis that threatens the existence of thousands of community sport clubs across Australia, and the communities of members, volunteers, coaches, and families that are involved with them. This survey report reveals that community sport’s shutdown has damaged the physical and mental...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: How many people in the world watch the Australian Formula One Grand Prix?

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine claims 450 million people around the world watch the Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Fact sheet

Fact Check Fact File: Backing the Melbourne Cup favourite: Are the odds in your favour?

How often does the favourite actually win? And would you be ahead or behind if you bet on the favourite every year?
Discussion paper

Australian sports wagering scheme: approach paper

This approach paper is intended to outline the department’s approach to designing the Australian sports wagering scheme (ASWS). This paper canvasses the key principles, processes and issues that will be considered in the design of the ASWS, and is intended to inform all relevant stakeholders...
Policy

National policy on match-fixing in sport

This policy represents a commitment by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments to work together to address the issue of inappropriate and fraudulent sports betting and match-fixing activities with the aim of protecting the integrity of sport.
Audio

In a fix - how match fixing became sport’s biggest threat

The new national agency Sport Integrity Australia is expected to strengthen Australia’s world leading position on anti-corruption in sport. But experts believe it still won’t be enough to rid sport of match fixing.
Report

Measuring alignment and intentionality of sport policy on the Sustainable Development Goals

This research contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of government-led initiatives by utilising the recommendations established by the 8th Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting and MINEPS VI, via the Kazan Action Plan to measure the current alignment of national sports policies to select SDGs.
Guide

Doing sport differently: designing and delivering sport to engage people who are less active

This document is part of a series that aims to help the sporting sector ‘do sport differently’ to attract, engage and retain Victorians who are less active in sport.