The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is the Australian Government’s statutory authority responsible for developing and funding Australian sport. As such, the ASC is responsible for the government’s funding to Australia’s national sporting organisations to develop sporting excellence and increase participation in sport. It is important, therefore, that the ASC has a clearly stated position with respect to the governance of national sporting organisations to which the ASC provides taxpayer monies.
The sporting landscape in Australia is enriched and delivered through the countless hours of service and support provided by volunteers. Volunteer boards, committees and administrators in particular carry extra responsibilities and burdens associated with the complex legal and regulatory environment within which they must operate. The contribution and commitment to ensuring Australia has a quality environment where people can participate and strive for success is of immeasurable value to the community.