committee recommends that the Australian Sports Commission consider an
additional principle to be introduced in the Commission's Sports Governance
Principles in relation to National Sporting Organisations' commitment and duty
to player welfare.
committee recommends that Australian Rugby Union immediately transfer all
intellectual property and trademarks associated with the Western Force to
committee recommends that the Western Australian Government:
review evidence to the committee in relation to the process
used to eliminate Western Force from the national Super Rugby competition; and
seek further legal advice on what assurances were provided to
them by Australian Rugby Union and in particular the Australian Rugby Union
negotiations with both the Victorian and Western Australian Governments which
informed the good faith investment decisions by the Western Australian
Government on behalf of Western Australian taxpayers.
committee recommends that the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
review the evidence received by the committee regarding transactions involving
the Melbourne Rebels.
committee recommends the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
review the financial circumstances reported in the Australian Rugby Union's
annual reports against the evidence presented to the committee.
committee recommends the Australian Rugby Union consider implementing measures
outside of state based bodies which ensure the involvement and engagement with
grassroots rugby union supporters, particularly in relation to consultation in
decision making processes that concern significant change to the nature and
future direction of the sport.
committee recommends that the Commonwealth Government examine the structure of
sporting organisations in Australia with a view to maximising community
involvement, and increasing the accountability and transparency of
organisations that bear the custodianship of a sport.
committee recommends that the Commonwealth Government undertake a review of
world's best practice sporting policies in relation to sports funding and
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