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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 2020

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 30 June 2020. 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 seven individuals from various backgrounds with expertise in the boxing and martial arts sector, law, medicine and police enforcement, as follows:

Committee member

Role

Term

The 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

30 August 2002

to

31 December 2020

Chief Inspector Greg Hutchins

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

From

1 July 2018

to

31 December 2020

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 jiujitsu).

From

1 July 2018

to

31 December 2020

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

30 August 2002

to

31 December 2020

Committee member

Role

Term

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 2018

to

31 December 2020

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 2018

to

31 December 2020

Ms 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 2018

to

31 December 2020

The gender composition for this Committee is 42.9 per cent males and 57.1 per cent females, which meets the government’s target of 50 per cent of Committee positions being held by women.

BOXING AND MARTIAL ARTS STATISTICS FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 2020

Number of public boxing or martial arts events in South Australia attended by the Agency in 2019/20:

Boxing

Mixed Martial Arts

Muay Thai

Kick Boxing

Taekwondo

Other

0

2

8

0

0

0

    

TOTAL

10

 

CONTESTANTS

PROMOTERS

TRAINERS

Number of approved applications for a new registration / licence in 2019–20

43

0

4

Number of approved applications for renewal of a registration / licence in 2019–20

8

3

0

Total number of current registration / licence holders at 30 June 2020

344

13

56

 

Boxing

Mixed Martial Arts

Muay Thai

Other

Number of rules approved by the Minister in 2019–20

0

0

0

0

Number of rules amended by the Minister in 2019–20

0

0

0

0

Number of rules revoked by the Minister in 2019–20

0

0

0

0

Activity

Number

s.15 reviews by the Minister commenced in 2019–20

0

s. 16 reviews by the Tribunal commenced in 2019–20

0

Exemptions to part or whole of the Act granted in 2019–20

2

REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 2020

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) or Feedback on Applications Received

  • Weight cutting was discussed by the Committee following the death of a young female Muay Thai fighter in Western Australia.
  • Feedback from the Committee was provided to the Minister on one promoter’s application.

Report on Significant Policy, Legislation or Rules Reviews

  • The Committee reviewed the following rules:
  • Muay Thai Australia
    • Transgender
  • Kyokushin Karate.
  • The Committee reviewed and provided comments on the following forms, which have been updated as part of the agency’s review into processes and systems:
  • Contestant/Trainer Registration Form
  • Annual Medical and Event Medical Forms.

Report on Significant Consultations or Contact with the Sector

  • An industry seminar was held in August 2019.

Any Other Matters of Note

  • The current members of the Committee were reappointed by the Minister for a further six-month period (until 31 December 2020) in light of the restrictions in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Act or Regulation

Requirement

Game On Expert Panel

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 2020

The Game On Expert Panel (the Panel) was established by the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing from 17 May 2019 until the end of the project.   The Panel considers various issues pertaining to emerging trends, technologies and issues impacting the future of sport and provides expert advice and recommendations to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing.

The Committee comprises seven (7) individuals from various backgrounds with expertise in the sport, technology and innovation, academia, media and government.

Committee Member

Role

Term

The Hon. Amanda Vanstone

Chair

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has experience and knowledge relating to the development of government policy.

9 July 2019  to end of project

Mr Anton Andreacchio

Ordinary Member

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of the industry relating to technology, fan engagement and youth.

18 June 2019  to end of project

Mr Mark Bickley

Ordinary Member

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of the industry relating to sport, media and broadcasting.

17 May 2019  to end of project

Mr Paul Di Iulio

Ordinary Member

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of the industry relating to local government and active recreation.

17 May 2019  to end of project

Ms Leeanne Grantham

Ordinary Member

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of the industry relating to women in sport, volunteers, regions, and high performance sport.

17 May 2019  to end of project

Professor Timothy Olds

Ordinary Member

A person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has knowledge of the industry relating to health science, children’s integrated movement guidelines and higher education.

17 May 2019  to end of project

Ms Kylie Taylor

Ordinary Member

Chief Executive of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.

17 May 2019  to end of project

The gender composition for this Committee is, therefore, 57.1% males and 42.9% females.

REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 2020

During the period, the Committee held four (4) Ordinary meetings and zero (0) Special / Out of Session meetings.

Report on Significant Issues Considered

  • The Statewide Consultation executive report to prioritise issues that optimise benefits for the South Australian community.
  • Selecting the eight issues that would be subject to further investigation
  • Providing insights and prioritising solutions  resulting from the Phase II report
  • System-wide effects and methods of community engagement for the final report
  • Contribute to and endorse the final Game On report for the consideration of the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing.

Any Other Matters of Note

  • Provide advocacy of the Game On project to the South Australian community.