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Reporting Required Under any Other Act or Regulation

Act or Regulation

Requirement

Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000

Section 4 of the Act allows for the establishment of a Ministerial Advisory Committee.

Clause 8 of Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular 22 ‘Establishment and governance requirements for government boards and committees’ requires regular reporting to the Minister of periods not less than 12 monthly.

COMMITTEE COMPOSITION IN THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 2021

The Boxing and Martial Arts Advisory Committee (the Committee) is established pursuant to Section 4 of the Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000 (the Act) by the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing until 31 December 2022. The Committee considers various issues pertaining to combat sports and provides expert advice and recommendations to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing.

The Committee comprises up to eight individuals from various backgrounds with expertise in the boxing and martial arts sector, law and medicine and police enforcement.

Membership of the Committee has been refreshed across the reporting period. Members of the Committee during the reporting period were:

Committee Member

Role

Membership During Reporting Period

Ms Uschi Artym

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge as a referee/judge in the industry (boxing).

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, represents persons who are or have been registered as contestants / trainers in a class relevant to combat sports (Boxing).

From 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Ms Laura Bowman

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, represents persons who are or have been registered as contestants / trainers in a class relevant to combat sports (Muay Thai).

From 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Ms Paula Davies

A legal practitioner who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of relevant legislation affecting the industry.

From 10 February 2021 to 30 June 2021

Mr Matthew Dockrill

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge as a trainee official in the industry (ISKA).

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, represents persons who are or have been registered as trainers in a class relevant to combat sports (MMA).

From 10 February 2021 to 30 June 2021

Mr Tom Ferrauto

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge as a referee/judge in the industry (Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts).

From 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Mr Mandy Graetz

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge as a referee/judge in the industry (Muay Thai / Kick Boxing).

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, represents persons who are or have been registered as contestants / trainers in a class relevant to combat sports (Muay Thai / Kick Boxing).

From 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Ms Allison Goodes

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, represents persons who are or have been registered as contestants in a class relevant to combat sports (Boxing).

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of principles of sports governance and/or administration affecting a class relevant to combat sports (Boxing).

From 10 February 2021 to 30 June 2021

Chief Inspector Greg Hutchins

A police officer nominated in writing by the Commissioner of Police.

From 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Dr Simon Lew

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of principles of sports governance and/or administration affecting a class relevant to combat sports (Taekwondo).

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, represents persons who are or have been registered as trainers in a class relevant to combat sports (Taekwondo).

From 10 February 2021 to 30 June 2021

Mr Lorenzo Mazzocchetti (Chair)

A legal practitioner who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of relevant legislation affecting the industry.

From 10 February 2021 to 30 June 2021

Dr Luisa Rositano

A medical practitioner, who in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of injuries suffered by contestants.

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, represents persons who are or have been registered as contestants in a class relevant to combat sports (Judo and Jiu Jitsu).

From 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Hon Judge Rauf Soulio (Chair)

A legal practitioner who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of relevant legislation affecting the industry.

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of the industry relating to combat sports known as Mixed Martial Arts (Karate).

From 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Dr Duncan Walker

A medical practitioner (sports and exercise physician) who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of injuries suffered by contestants.

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of the industry relating to combat sports known as Aikido.

From 10 February 2021 to 30 June 2021

Ms Helen Ward

A legal practitioner who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of relevant legislation affecting the industry.

From 10 February 2021 to 27 April 2021 (resignation).

Dr Alexandra Wong

A medical practitioner (medical intern) who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of injuries suffered by contestants.

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge as an official (medical) in the industry.

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, is or has been registered as contestants / trainers in a class relevant to combat sports (Muay Thai).

From 10 February 2021 to 30 June 2021

The Committee is established under the principles of 40:40:20 gender composition. Gender composition has varied from 57 per cent to 29 per cent females across the reporting period; falling to its lowest point following the resignation of a female member.

BOXING AND MARTIAL ARTS STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 2021

Number of significant professional or public boxing or martial arts events held in South Australia in 2020/21:

Boxing

Mixed Martial Arts

Muay Thai

Kick Boxing

Taekwondo

Other

10

1

3

0

0

0

    

TOTAL

14

 

CONTESTANTS

PROMOTERS

TRAINERS

Number of approved applications for a new registration / licence in 2020/21

74

2

1

Number of approved applications for renewal of a registration / licence in 2020/21

12

0

0

Total number of current registration / licence holders at 30 June 2021

328

11

54

 

Boxing

Mixed Martial Arts

Muay Thai

Other

Number of rules approved by the Minister in 2020/21

2

2

3

1

Number of rules amended by the Minister in 2020/21

0

0

0

0

Number of rules revoked by the Minister in 2020/21

2

2

3

5

Activity

Number

s.15 Reviews by the Minister commenced in 2020/21

0

s.16 Reviews by the Tribunal commenced in 2020/21

0

Exemptions to part of the Act granted in 2020/21

3

REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BOXING AND MARTIAL ARTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 2021

During the 2019–20 period, the Committee held four Ordinary meetings and zero Special / Out of Session meetings.

Report on Significant Issues Considered, (including significant injury or other safety issues)

  1. Significant Injuries

    The Committee considered any recommendations for changed practices or protocols as a result of significant injuries suffered by contestants competing in combat sports during the reporting period, that being:

    • November 2020 - Educate Cup - One male contestant was rendered unconscious (knocked-out) requiring at least ten days hospitalisation and a total of 33 days under medical supervision:
      • The injury was reported to SafeWork SA who found there was no cause to investigate.
      • The contestants were deemed to be well-matched. It was noted that both contestants were wearing head gear at the time of the bout. Suitably qualified officials were provided by event organisers.
      • The event was deemed to fall outside the jurisdiction of the Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000 as it was not a public event.

    No recommendations for change were made by the Committee.

  2. Safety Considerations in South Australia

    The Committee considered the impacts to contestants and public safety arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and made recommendations regarding the COVID-safe conduct of boxing or martial arts events, including:

    • Spectator numbers – >1000 require a dedicated COVID Management Plan, which requires SA Health approval.
    • Maintaining physical distancing – spectators, contestant support crew.
    • Hygiene requirements – cleaning the ring/ropes between bouts.
  3. Cross-Jurisdictional Safety Concerns

The Committee is considering the potential implementation in South Australia of general recommendations made by coroners pertaining to combat sports made as a result of:

  • The 2020 inquest into the death of a young female Muay Thai fighter, Jessica Lesley Jackson (Western Australia).
  • The 2017 inquest into the death of professional boxer, David Browne (New South Wales).

Report on Advice on Rules and Exemptions

The Committee considered and provided advice on one request for exemption from the Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000 from:

  • Boxing SA.

The Committee considered and provided advice on seven sets of rules for approval or revocation, those being:

Rules Considered for Approval

Rules Considered for Revocation

  • Boxing Australia
  • Muay Thai Australia
  • World Kun Khmer
  • Australian Martial Arts Association Tournaments   Rules published 25/5/1993.
  • The K-1 International Rules revised 23/9/2004.
  • World Police and Fire Games Federation (WPFGF)   Event 2007 Amateur Boxing and Karate Rules revised July 2005.
  • Kudo International Federation Australia (Kudo   Australia) Rule Book General competition guidelines and Competition format   manual V1.0 2013.

Report on Significant Policy or Legislative Reviews

The Committee is currently considering the findings of an administrative review of the Boxing and Martial Arts function.

Report on Significant Consultations or Contact with the Sector

Nil

Any Other Matters of Note

Nil

Act or Regulation

Requirement

Public Sector (Data Sharing) Act 2016

List of all data sharing agreements entered into and the general nature of the data being shared.

Public Interest / Purpose of Data Sharing Agreement

Data Provider

Data Recipient

Data Description

Date Signed

Contains Personal Data?

The agreement supports the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment’s Human Capital Management project, official workforce publications such as the State of the Sector report, responding to information requests and providing organisations with workforce reports.

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

Used in deriving metrics used in workforce reporting. The procedures used to derive the metrics are created and defined in consultation with the workforce reporting and analytics group.

June 2020

Yes

Sports vouchers will more efficiently be able to check that sports voucher providers have submitted a Child Safe Environments Compliance Statement and are meeting the minimum obligations under the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017. Having the data supplied on a regular basis will save both agencies the need to email to confirm status.

Department of Human Services

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

A report outlining the progress of sporting and recreation organisations towards child safe environments.

August 2020

No