On Thursday, 20 September, Federal Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie launched a $22.9 million grants program aimed as incentivising sport and physical activity providers to innovate and keep older Australian active.
The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne announced the final Australian team of 72 competitors at the Sydney Opera House on the 15th of June on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.
Disability Sports Australia is proud to announce the Australian Team selected to compete at the 2018 CPISRA CP World Games in Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain in August 2018.
Wow! What a fantastic Commonwealth Games we've had so far! It's hard to keep track of everyone who has won medals, so we took the time to extract the Para sport medal winners from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal tally webpage. We'll do our best to keep this list up to date as more medal winners are announced. Please let us know if we've missed any!
Following a campaign by NSW Senator John Williams and the National Party, the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport is undertaking an Inquiry on the need for regulation of mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs.
Dan Tehan has been appointed the new minister for social services – the fourth appointment to the role in as many years – as outgoing minister Christian Porter takes up the role of attorney-general.
A past referee, educator and advocate for wheelchair basketball, Matt Wells has been appointed as the referee commissioner for Australia's national wheelchair leagues, the NWBL and WNWBL.
Wells' involvement in the sport of wheelchair basketball has spanned over 20 years including refereeing at three Paralympics.
The ASC are delighted to announce the release of the Australian Physical Literacy Definition (the Definition) and the Draft Australian Physical Literacy Standard (the Standard). These represent vital first steps in the ASC's mission to counteract the decline in movement while supporting the increase in participation across sport, physical activity and recreation.
The leadership of Australian Paralympic Team Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin has been recognised by the International Paralympic movement after she was crowned Best Official from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
McLoughlin accepted the highly prestigious honour at the 2017 International Paralympic Awards Gala overnight in Abu Dhabi.