Workshop on integrity & regulation of sport in Australia

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Monday 9 May 2016

Learn more about current issues inherent in sport law, regulation, governance & integrity in this half-day workshop.

This workshop will be delivered by industry keynotes, panel speakers & academics. You will learn about key tools and practical applications of concepts, with resources that can be applied in your workplace.


The focus of the presentations and discussions will centre around:

  • the deregulated market in Australia
  • the scope for potentially formalising agency requirements
  • issues of comparative jurisdictions, and how might this regulation be framed and operate in the workplace.

The workshop will conclude with a 90 minute sport industry panel that will discuss and take questions about national and global issues around governance in sport regulation.

12:00 noon: Lunch provided to all paid attendees


12:30 pm: SESSION 1: Analysis of the Australian Sports Commission

  • key regulatory overview; structure
  • key responsibilities, mandate and areas for reform
  • recent developments regarding state vs. federal governance.

2:00 pm: SESSION 2: Sports Agency – Regulation in Australia

  • in a deregulated market, is there scope for formalising agency requirements?
  • what might this regulation look like?
  • comparative jurisdictions – key indicators and whether there is a correlation between agency and player success and longevity, player payment and player conformance with general policy
  • How might this regulation be framed and operate in the workplace?

3:30 pm: SESSION 3: Sports Industry Panel

  • Panellists to discuss national and global issues around governance in sport regulation.


Clockwise from top left: Ian Fullagar, Daniel Goldsworthy, Julie Anderson, Michael Johnston, Mark McAllion and Anthony Nolan.

The workshop will be led by:

  • Ian Fullagar, internationally recognised sport lawyer, partner and head of Sport Business Group
  • Daniel Goldsworthy, academic teaching scholar, College of Law & Justice, Victoria University
  • Julie Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Big V Basketball
  • Michael Johnston, Deputy General Manager, Sports Governance & Business Capability, Australian Sports Commission
  • Mark McAllion Chief Executive Officer, Vicsport
  • Anthony Nolan QC, sports lawyer.

This workshop has been organised by Dr Eric Schwarz, senior lecturer in Sport Management at the College of Sport & Exercise Science/ISEAL.


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9 May 2016, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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Dr Eric Schwarz
Senior lecturer in Sport Management
College of Sport & Exercise Science/ISEAL
9919 4435