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Focusing on integrity regulation in Australian sport

Victoria University will host a half-day workshop on integrity issues in Australian sport law, governance, and regulation on Monday 9 May from 12-5pm at VU’s City Flinders Campus.

The workshop will include presentations and discussions with several key industry leaders and academics:

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

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.

Cost to attend the workshop is $50, including lunch.  Register now.

Dr Eric Schwarz, Course Coordinator of VU’s Master of Sport Business and Integrity, is coordinating the workshop. He is available for comment on 9919 4435 or 0413 180 561or [email protected]

Media Contact:
Ann Marie Angebrandt: 03 9919 5487, 0401 100 576, [email protected]


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