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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.