• Managing conflict at your club - part 2

    Managing conflict at your club - part 2

    Part 2 of 'managing conflict at your club' looks at the practical steps your club can take to deal with complaints.  

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  • NEW Mini-Course: A Parents' Guide to Clean Sport

    NEW Mini-Course: A Parents' Guide to Clean Sport

    A new mini-course A Parents Guide to Clean Sport is designed to help you enhance your children’s knowledge of how to protect themselves against performance enhancing drugs and drug use.

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  • Including people with diverse religious beliefs in your sport

    Including people with diverse religious beliefs in your sport

    Just as sports adapt their practices for people with disabilities, younger people, older people, and same sex people, sports must also consider religious beliefs in the administration of their programs.

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  • Managing conflict at your club

    Managing conflict at your club

    People behaving badly is a world-wide problem. Whether it’s road rage, internet trolling, incendiary criticism of someone with different views or refusing to follow the direction of a parent etc. It is not surprising, therefore, that sports administrators, including board and committee members, are at their wits’ end dealing with conflict. So what to do with a subject that takes up way too much time and energy, and sometimes money, for everyone involved? 

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  • Characteristics of, risk factors for and strategies to address child sexual abuse in sport and recreation

    Characteristics of, risk factors for and strategies to address child sexual abuse in sport and recreation

    When the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Final Report into sport and recreation it marked a significant milestone in our collective awareness and understanding of child abuse in sport. In this article we will focus on simple strategies you can put in place to help prevent abuse occurring in your sport.

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  • Member Protection and the importance of confidentiality

    Member Protection and the importance of confidentiality

    Raising a member protection complaint can be daunting. Confidentiality helps build a relationship of trust and confidence, and can encourage members to have open conversations...

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  • 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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