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Thursday, 16 May 2013
Page: 2735


Senator DI NATALE (Victoria) (12:20): I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 June 2013:

The practice of sports science in Australia with regard to:

(a) the current scope of practice, accreditation and regulation arrangements for the profession;

(b) the role of boards and management in the oversight of sports scientists inside sporting organisations;

(c) the duty of care of sports scientists to athletes, and the ethical obligations of sports scientists in relation to protecting and promoting the spirit of sport;

(d) avenues for reform or enhanced regulation of the profession; and

(e) any other related matter.

Question agreed to.