Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Community Affairs References Committee; Reference
I, and also on behalf of Senators Brockman, Georgiou and Smith, move:
That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 November 2017:
The future of rugby union in Australia, with particular reference to:
(a) the Australian Rugby Union Board deliberations leading to the decision to reduce Australian teams from five to four in the national competition;
(b) whether there continues to be a truly national rugby union footprint in Australia;
(c) the role of national and state-based bodies in encouraging greater national participation in rugby union;
(d) the corporate governance arrangements and composition of national and state-based rugby union bodies, including community representation on those bodies;
(e) the impact of the decision to reduce the number of Australia teams on national participation in rugby union; and
(f) any other related matters.
Question agreed to.