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.
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.
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- 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
|Co-Chair||Mr Bert van Manen MP||Member for Forde|
|Co-Chair||Mr Graham Perrett MP||Member for Morton|
|Committee Member||Senator Andrew Bragg||Senator for New South Wales|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Don Farrell||Senator for South Australia|
|Committee Member||The Honourable James McGrath||Senator for Queensland|
|Committee Member||Senator Paul Scarr||Senator for Queensland|
|Committee Member||Senator Amanda Stoker||Senator for Queensland|
|Committee Member||Senator David Van||Senator for Victoria|
|Committee Member||Senator Murray Watt||Senator for Queensland|
|Committee Member||Mr Steve Georganas MP||Member for Adelaide|
|The Honourable Dr Andrew Leigh MP|
Member for Fenner
|Committee Member||Mr David Smith MP||Member for Bean|
|Committee Member||Mrs Melissa McIntosh MP||Member for Lindsay|
|Committee Member||Dr Katie Allen MP||Member for Higgins|
|Committee Member||Mr Luke Gosling OAM MP||Member for Solomon|
|Committee Member||Mr Ted O'Brien MP||Member for Fairfax|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Trevor Evans MP||Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction & Environmental Mangement|
|Committee Member||Mr Andrew Wallace MP||Member for Fisher|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Kevin Andrews MP||Member for Menzies|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Darren Chester MP||Deputy Leader of the House, Minister for Defence Personnel & Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Member||Ms Angie Bell MP||Member for Moncrieff|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Julie Collins MP||Member for Franklin|
|Committee Member||Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP||Member for Calwell|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Steve Irons MP||Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships|
|Committee Member||Mr Andrew Laming MP||Member for Bowman|
|Committee Member||Mr Terry Young MP||Member for Longman|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Scott Buchholz MP||Assistant Minister for Road Safety & Freight Transport|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Shayne Neumann MP||Member for Blair|
|Committee Member||Mr Milton Dick MP||Member for Oxley|
|Committee Member||Ms Zali Steggall OAM MP OLY||Member for Warringah|
|Committee Member||The Honourable Richard Colbeck|
Minister for Youth and Sport, Minister for Aged Care & Senior Australians
|Commitee Member||The Honourable Warren Entsch||Member for Leichhardt|