The Parliamentary Friends of the Olympic Movement in Australia launched on Tuesday 23 June 2020 (Olympic Day) with Co-Chairs Bert van Manen MP, Member for Forde, and Graham Perrett MP, Member for Morton.
Federal Group Launch - 23/06/2020
Queensland Group Launch - 10/03/2021
Group Updates - Q3 2020
A Ten Year Runway of Opportunity for Australia
With the focus firmly on Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it has not been the time to further Brisbane’s candidature for the 2032 Olympic Games. We remain in the Continuous Dialogue phase until the time is right to resume our discussions with the IOC’s Future Host Commission.
The role of sport in Recovery
The AOC has joined with other peak sports bodies to provide a Federal Government 2020/21 Pre-Budget submission which, if adopted, would enable our Member Sports to continue to support the Australian community and contribute to economic recovery and rebuilding the nation.
Protecting our athletes – Sports work together
Australia’s three peak sporting bodies have created a working party with Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) and the National Sports Tribunal (NST) to develop a fully independent framework to deal with abuse, intimidation and other safeguarding issues in Australian sport.
Inspiring our young leaders: Australian Olympic Change-Maker 2020
Young Australians can make a real difference in their local schools and communities. The Australian Olympic Change-Maker program harnesses and develops these young leaders. A virtual summit on 17 September will bring these young leaders together.
- to promote, raise awareness of and encourage participation in sport for benefits of health, longevity, fitness, skill, achievement, social interaction, wellbeing and other benefits of exercise for all individuals in Australia;
- to promote the fundamental principles and values of Olympism in Australia, particularly in the fields of sport, health and education, by promoting Olympic sporting, health and educational programmes in all levels of schools, sports and physical education institutions and universities; and
- to recognise the heritage, culture and contribution of our nation’s first people, and to give practical support to the issue of indigenous reconciliation through sport.
The Parliamentary Friends of the Olympic Movement in Australia will also serve to connect the Parliament with the broader remit of the Olympic Movement, including the role the AOC has to play and the value Olympism can contribute to Australian society