Practice of sports science in Australia

Practice of sports science in Australia

23 July 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-896-2

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Membership of the Committee (PDF 226KB)
 
Acronyms and Abbreviations (PDF 14KB)
 
List of Recommendations (PDF 7KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 261KB)

Inquiry terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Background
Scope of the inquiry
Sports governing bodies
Structure of this report

 
Chapter 2 - Sports science in Australia: definitional and practical concerns (PDF 88KB)

Introduction
What is sports science?
The collaborative role of sports scientists
Support for, and criticism of, sports scientists
Committee's view

 
Chapter 3 - The duty of care and ethical obligations of sports scientists (PDF 71KB)

Introduction
Duty of care of sports scientists to athletes
Ethical obligations of sports scientists in relation to protecting and promoting the spirit of sport
Committee's view

 
Chapter 4 - Committee's view (PDF 14KB)

Ethics and athlete welfare
Undefined problem
Lack of definition
Conclusion

 
Additional comments by Senator Richard Di Natale (PDF 250KB)

Structure of the additional comments
Chapter 5 - Developing a system of accreditation for sports scientists
   Introduction
   Current accreditation arrangements for sports scientists
   Accreditation in the United Kingdom
   Support for an accreditation regime in Australia
   The key elements of an Australian accreditation scheme
   A tiered system of accreditation
   Senator Di Natale's view

 
Chapter 6 - Regulatory options to enhance the oversight of sports scientists in Australia (PDF 110KB)

Introduction
The current framework to regulate sports in Australia
Registration
Senator Di Natale's view on registration
Negative licencing schemes
An advisory group
External oversight body
Informed consent
Legislated protection of athlete health and welfare
Pre-employment/engagement statutory declarations
Conclusion

 
Chapter 7 - The role of boards and management in the oversight of sports scientists (PDF 149KB)

Introduction
Ethical governance within teams
Ethical governance within sporting codes
A principles-based approach to effective corporate governance
Football in Australia
Olympic sports
Professional vs grassroots sports
Conclusion

 
Chapter 8 - Related matters (PDF 44KB)

Introduction
The need for further information about the practice of sports science
The use of supplements
Life after sport

 
Chapter 9 - Concluding remarks (PDF 23KB)

Summary of additional comments

 
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 11KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 16KB)
 
APPENDIX 3 - Australian Sports Commission: Sports Governance Principles* (PDF 706KB)
 
APPENDIX 4 - National Sporting Organisations recognised by the Australian Sports Commission (as at February 2012) (PDF 565KB)
 
APPENDIX 5 - NSO/NSOD 2012–13 Grants & Allocations (PDF 42KB)

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For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
Email: rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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