The Crawford review was commissioned to investigate the reforms required to ensure that Australia’s sporting system remains prepared for the challenges of the future. This report examines elite and community level sport as well as sport for young people, women and men, sport for people with a disability and the engagement of Indigenous and ethnic Australians.
The Independent Sport Panel featured 39 recommendations including:
- The first ever comprehensive National Sports Policy Framework - a national and innovative approach to developing sports policy at both an elite and community level.
- Revolutionising the AIS and our state and territory institutes - the back bone of elite sport in this country - to create a truly national and world class system for our athletes.
- A broadening of the definition of sporting success to include measures of our nation’s fitness and participation in activity.
- A focus on physical education in our schools; looking at ways we can increase participation through innovative and flexible activities and investing in our sporting infrastructure both in facility and human volunteer terms.
The report does not recommend a funding cut to elite sport or the sport sector as a whole.
Editor's comments - [ Known as the Crawford report, this report’s findings and recommendations were made after extensive consultation with key stakeholders and the general public in Australia in 2008.
The recommendations were not part of an exhaustive wish list but are targeted at specific issues which the Panel believes need to be addressed to meet the challenges facing the Australian sporting system. In making the recommendations, the Panel acknowledged that some of the recommendations will require change to the sporting system as it currently stands (2009) . It was acknowledged that implementation of these recommendations would require the commitment of all levels of government and stakeholders. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from In the text: Cryer (year)
Reference : Independent Sports Panel. (2009) The Future of Sport in Australia. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
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