Sport Australia believes that every Australian (at all stages of their life regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background or ethnicity and no matter where they live) should be able to participate in sport and physical activity in a welcoming and inclusive way.
Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse.
We recognise that people may not be able to enjoy themselves or perform at their best if they are treated unfairly, discriminated against or harassed and so, Australian sports and physical activity providers must be committed to providing environments that are free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.
Sport Australia will achieve this by:
Partnering with organisations on programs that demand sector inclusion across all abilities and life stages of women and girls, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those with culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, LGBTI people and those economically disadvantaged.
Sport Australia will assist NSOs and other sport and physical activity providers to develop and implement policies, programs and practices that encourage greater inclusion across sport. - Encouraging sporting organisations to develop clear strategies with targeted priorities to ensure impactful activity is undertaken to improve inclusion in their sports.
Sport Australia will provide guidance on the incorporation of standards in inclusive sport policies and practices for NSOs and other physical activity providers, for example universal design principles that recognise exclusion, acknowledge and learn from diversity, ‘solve for one, design for many’.