Terms of Reference

The future of rugby union in Australia, with particular reference to:

  1. the Australian Rugby Union Board deliberations leading to the decision to reduce Australian teams from five to four in the national competition;
  2. whether there continues to be a truly national rugby union footprint in Australia;
  3. the role of national and state-based bodies in encouraging greater national participation in rugby union;
  4. the corporate governance arrangements and composition of national and state-based rugby union bodies, including community representation on those bodies;
  5. the impact of the decision to reduce the number of Australian teams on national participation in rugby union; and
  6. any other related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au