Australian Sport Reflections

Melbourne Cricket Ground, international football game between Australia and Greece on 25 May 2006. Wikicommons

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Play Well Strategy- a New Journey in Sport Participation in Australia

By Greg Blood Play Well is the latest Australian Sports Commission (ASC) attempt at improving sports participation in Australia. Its worthwhile reflecting on its journey to this strategy. Play Well (Pdf) is stated as Australia’s first co-designed Sport Participation Strategy. It was co-designed with major players in the sport sector.Play Well covers all the areas…

Australian Prime Ministers and Sport Series – William McMahon

By Greg Blood SIR WILLIAM McMAHON GCMG CH PC – LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA 20th Prime Minister: 1971-1972 William ‘Billy’ McMahon was prime minister for just under 2 years and his government had to manage the controversial tour of the 1971 South African rugby union team. There was increasing opposition in Australia to the racially…

Can we finally have the future of the AIS in Canberra settled?

By Greg Blood The Albanese government has announced an independent review to determine the future of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. Since Australia’s Winning Edge 2012-2022, the AIS in Canberra has been in limbo – that’s ten years. The review apparently will be finished by the end of the year. It is…

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