On 1 August the Australian Government released two documents aimed at shaping the sporting landscape for years to come.
The National Sport Plan is a long-awaited document from Sport Australia (formerly Australian Sports Commission) which outlines a high-level participation and performance plan through to 2030. The Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements is the most extensive review of Australia's sport integrity measures ever conducted. The Report makes 52 recommendations for reform.
For a quick and easy read, Vicsport partner Lander & Rogers have prepared summaries of both documents to provide a high level overview and insight into their contents. Links to both can be accessed below:
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