Inclusive Sport - Rights & Responsibilities
Golf Australia’s policies and codes ensure that everyone in our sport is aware of their legal and ethical rights and responsibilities, and provide the complaints and reporting procedures to eliminate discrimination, harassment, child protection issues and other forms of inappropriate behaviour.
These policies are backed up by federal and state/territory anti-discrimination laws that make discrimination and harassment unlawful in relation to a person’s gender, sexuality, disability, race, colour, national and ethnic origin, descent, ethnic or ethno-religious background in all areas of life, including sport. Golf Australia recognises its legislative duty of care under these relevant laws.
Our policies and codes include:
Code of Conduct (and Disciplinary procedures for events)
Social Media (included as part of the MPP)
These policies are governed by Golf Australia and are required to be adopted and promoted by all Affiliated State bodies and their affiliated associations and clubs. Their successful implementation and enforcement requires the cooperation and commitment of people from all levels of our sport.
Golf Australia also adhere to the following guidelines:
Guidelines for the promotion of equal opportunity for women and girls in golf (Australian Human Rights Commission/Golf Australia)
Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender and Gender Diverse People in Sport (Sport Australia)
Child protection policies
Golf Australia is committed to promoting a safe and respectful environment for all children and young people, and to assist everyone to recognise child protection issues and know the relevant reporting procedures. Relevant information and policies are our Safe Sport Framework.
A range of Integrity related policies including Anti-Match Fixing Policy, Anti-Doping Policy, Fraud etc. are available in our Fair Sport Framework.
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