Professional sport



Out of bounds: coal, gas and oil sponsorship in Australian sports

Many Australian sport organisations are beginning to take action to reduce their climate pollution footprint and leverage their significant media profiles to promote environmentally positive behaviours. This report quantifies the number and value of fossil fuel sponsorships in Australian sport.
Discussion paper

Review of the anti-siphoning scheme: consultation paper

The Albanese Government committed to undertake a review of the television anti-siphoning scheme during the 2022 federal election campaign. This consultation paper initiates the review and sets out a range of issues associated with the regulation of sports coverage.
Discussion paper

Getting ahead of the game: athlete data in professional sport

This discussion paper aims to ignite a conversation about the current reality that Australian professional sports are collecting extraordinary amounts of personal information about athletes. Concerningly, this data—which is continuous, personal, sensitive, and can be intimately revealing—amounts to excessively more information than has been shown...

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...

AFL fans' perception of climate change and of AFL action on climate change

This report documents the findings of a survey of 567 Australians and their views on AFL action on climate change. The research was undertaken by the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub on behalf of FrontRunners, a movement of athletes working to protect the future...

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.

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.
Audio interview

AIS head defends 'Winning Edge' policy in the lead-up to Rio

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Did the 2015-16 Women's Big Bash League attract more viewers than the men's A-League?

The inaugural Women's Big Bash League cricket competition scored a bigger TV audience than the men's A-League soccer season, the vice-captain of the Australian women's cricket team claims.

Meaning and sensemaking in high performance sport: managing change in the high performance unit of a national sport organisation

Creating and regulating high performing cultures has emerged as a critical function of high performance sport management, however there is limited theoretical or practical clarity surrounding these organisational phenomena and processes (Cruickshank & Collins, 2013; Cruickshank et al., 2014; Fletcher & Arnold, 2011; Frontiera, 2010...

One sport – the future course

This review calls for major governance reform, an overhaul of Athletics Australia’s high performance practices and for the sport to be united under one structure.
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...