About time! Women in sport and recreation in Australia

About time! Women in sport and recreation in Australia

6 September 2006

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006
ISBN 0 642 71708 7

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Committee Membership and Abbreviations (PDF 149KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 142KB)

Note on references in this report
Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2 - Health Benefits of Participation in Sport (PDF 168KB)

Health care costs
Social cohesion
Commonwealth and State Government initiatives

Chapter 3 - Grass Roots Participation (PDF 327KB)

Participation in sport and recreation activities
Participation in particular activities
Barriers to participation
Encouraging girls and young women’s participation
Encouraging women’s participation
Groups with special needs
Concluding remarks

Chapter 4 - Elite Participation (PDF 244KB)

Recruitment and retention
Balancing work-life commitments
Career pathways
Support for elite athletes
Need for female role models
Other issues
Concluding remarks

Chapter 5 - Leadership and Governance (PDF 242KB)

Boards and leadership roles
Coaching, officiating and administrative roles

Chapter 6 - Women’s Sport and the Media (PDF 244KB)

Why does women’s sport get so little attention?
Gendered coverage of women’s sport
Media success: netball in New Zealand
Improving coverage of women’s sport: the options
Concluding remarks

Appendix 1 - Context of the inquiry (PDF 141KB)
Appendix 2 - Submissions and Tabled Documents (PDF 143KB)

Tabled Documents

Appendix 3 - Public Hearings (PDF 115KB)
Appendix 4 - Responses to letters sent to state and territory Departments of Education (PDF 872KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment, Communications and the Arts
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: ecita.sen@aph.gov.au