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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (17 August) . . Page.. 2404..


Mr Barr

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Nationally, codes of conduct for players, coaches, officials, administrators and parents were developed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), in consultation with State and Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation and National Sporting Organisations in 1996. The Codes were again revised in 2002 and became part of the Member Protection Policy for sports.

The ASC is currently reviewing and revising the Codes of Conduct it advocates to all sports with the aim of developing one set of Codes that will be consistent and applicable to all roles and levels within all sports and organisations. The updated codes will be available by 1 October 2006.

(2) Locally, adoption and abidance of these revised Codes by ACT sporting organisations and participants is recommended as part of the Good Sports Territory Program with codes of conduct currently in place with all sports committed to the program.

(3) The concept of "Yellow Cards"was one of many strategies suggested to sporting organisations are part of the Good Sports Territory program to assist the prevention of inappropriate behaviour at sporting events. The concept has been trialled by One Basketball Canberra and is being considered by other organisations.

(4) The implementation of the "Yellow Card"concept is at the discretion of sporting organisations.

(5) Awards for positive behaviour and positive attitudes have been a key strategy of the Good Sports Territory program since inception in July 2004. Various organisations, including Capital Football for the Kanga Cup, have also developed their own Goods Sports Territory awards.

(6) The distribution of these awards will be ongoing as part of the Good Sports Territory program.

(7) The implementation of meetings with coaches and other personnel as an event management strategy was also a recommendation to sports as part of the Good Sports Territory Program and will be reinforced within the Good Sports Territory resource. Several sports now include these meetings as common event management practice.

Seniors-Actively Ageing program

(Question No 1163)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 8 June 2006:

(1) What has been the progress in expanding the Actively Ageing program since October 2004;

(2) Has any assessment been made of the effectiveness of the program; if so, what was the outcome.

Mr Barr

: The answer to the member's question is as follows:


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