• Collecting member information brings protection obligations

    Collecting member information brings protection obligations

    Collecting the personal information of participants registering to join a club, competition or event has become standard practice across sport. But that practice could get you into hot water if you don’t comply with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Act) which governs the way you must handle the information you collect, and report any privacy breaches. 

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  • Keeping sport safe, fair and inclusive

    Keeping sport safe, fair and inclusive

    There’s a lot of great things happening to keep sport safe, fair and inclusive. The annual Play by the Rules Award provides a snapshot of what issues are a priority for sports and gives us an insight into the approaches being taken by organisations across the country. 

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  • Intersex people: not invisible in sport but inadvertently excluded

    Intersex people: not invisible in sport but inadvertently excluded

    There are many misconceptions and generalisations about intersex people in sport.  Often these are based on assumptions that intersex people are a homogeneous group, and an identity group, a sexual orientation or a gender identity. The reality is different, both more complex and more mundane. 

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  • Out of hours player behaviour

    Out of hours player behaviour

    Sporting clubs and organisations should be conscious of putting safeguards in place so as to curb behaviour that could bring the sport and the club into disrepute in order to protect and preserve the image and reputation of stakeholders.

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  • 2018 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum

    2018 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum

    Doors are now open to register for the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum to be held the 11th October 2018 in Melbourne. Check out what's happening at this years Forum and register online. 

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  • Fair Play Online

    Fair Play Online

    Social media has become a powerful tool for people to engage, connect, communicate, learn and grow. To help achieve this aim for Australian women, the eSafety Office recently launched a pilot program: Women Influencing Tech Spaces (WITS).

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  • Support girls to 'play up' against boys

    Support girls to 'play up' against boys

    Australian women’s cricket captain Meg Lanning and BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan are among many elite female athletes who had to “mix it up with the boys” in their formative years because there was no girls’ competition in their respective sports.

    Would they still have reached elite levels if clubs had turned them away?

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  • Can an apology lead to change?

    Can an apology lead to change?

    In July 2014 New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent received a life ban from the sport for match fixing. Vincent's public apology gave cricket a fulcrum for the necessary learning and growing conversations around the impacts of corruption. Can an apology lead to change?

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  • Practical steps to supporting diversity in junior sport

    Practical steps to supporting diversity in junior sport

    Junior sport is an important setting for promoting diversity and social inclusion because it is where many children and young people learn about social norms and develop attitudes towards people with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

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  • 7 lessons for sport from the Royal Commission's report into child abuse

    7 lessons for sport from the Royal Commission's report into child abuse

    There are many lessons for sport here, not only in the context of the recommendations, but also in the process and general findings of the Royal Commissions work. In this article we draw out some of these lessons to help you think about and develop practical solutions that suit your organisation.  
     

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  • Awarding what matters in sport

    Awarding what matters in sport

    There’s something truly noble about the ability to produce great effort, and we all know it when we see it. Struggle has a certain truth to it, a kind of integrity that can’t be faked - at least not to oneself and not for very long.

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  • Club communication tips

    Club communication tips

    Play by the Rules is all about fair, safe and inclusive sport and recreation. Many clubs have great practises in this area, with good leadership, policies and programs in place. But do you tell your members about it? 
     

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