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Through to the keeper: Do you know your sporting organisation’s privacy obligations?

Despite being 30 years old, organisations can still be confused about their obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). Whether the Privacy Act even applies …

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Sport Integrity Australia – A New and Unified Approach to Tackling Threats to Australian Sport

The Federal Government has recently established a national sports integrity commission to act as a single platform for coordinating Australia’s response to sport integrity threats …

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The ACT’s Reportable Conduct Scheme – The role of the Employer in the investigation process

If the reportable conduct scheme applies to your organisation in the ACT, you have a mandatory obligation to respond to reportable allegations. Below we have …

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Sports Law

CLAIMS OF SPORTING NEGLIGENCE TAKEN FOR A RIDE

Often, when deep in sporting contract negotiations, provisions regarding compensation for injury are often overlooked by players and sporting organisations alike. However, a recent decision …

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Sports Law

DECODING WINTER SPORT: GOVERNANCE, POLICY AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

Summer’s almost over, pre-season has begun for most winter sports and amateur sporting clubs are hounding players for registration fees. What is often overlooked in …

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Rugby Fractures

Western Australian Rugby Union v Australian Rugby Union Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1174 Such is the level of fracture amongst various members of the Australian rugby …

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Contracts for children in sport – potentially more than just a “minor” inconvenience

At common law, minors have always been able to enter into binding contracts. The common law originally stated that contracts entered into by persons under …

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Brumbies into 2017

Opinion Piece – Peter J McGrath As the new year is upon us, I thought it would be an appropriate opportunity to give an update …

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Sharapova Vs Essendon

On 4 October 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), issued a decision reducing the suspension given by an Independent Tribunal of the International …

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Brumbies in Crisis

At what point does it become obvious that an organisation is in crisis and that urgent action is required. The litany of governance issues which …

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Essendon, AFL, ASADA and WADA – what is it all about?

Yesterday the Court of Arbitration for Sport handed down its Panel decision in World Anti-Doping Agency v. Thomas Bellchambers etc al., Australian Football League, Australian …

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The Australian Sports Commission – Mandatory Governance Principles

The Australian Sports Commission (the ASC) released the Sports Governance Principles in 2002 (revised in 2007 and 2012) as a response to the increased importance …

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