Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Community Affairs References Committee; Reference

3:37 pm

Photo of Linda ReynoldsLinda Reynolds (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

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.