Act or Regulation
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.
This 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 20 June 2020.
The BMAAC meets to discuss various issues pertaining to combat sports and provides expert advice and recommendations to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing.
The Boxing and Martial Arts Advisory Committee (BMAAC) comprises seven (7) individuals from various backgrounds with expertise in the boxing and martial arts sector, law, medicine and police enforcement, as follows:
The gender composition for this Committee is, therefore, 42.9% males and 57.1% females; meeting the government’s target of 50% of Committee positions being held by women.
During the 2018 -19 period the BMAAC met five times and held one ‘out of session’ enquiry.
ISSUES OF SIGNIFICANCE DURING 2018/19
The following issues were included on BMACC agendas during 2018/19:
¨ Muaythai Australia.
¨ World Association Kickboxing Organisation.
There are thirteen (13) Promoters currently licensed in South Australia to whom the duties under Section 8 of the Act apply. They are:
Currently Licenced Promotors
Matt Read & Shane Tuck
Neil David Shaw
Ben Vickers & Cam O’Neil
The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) returned to Adelaide on 2 December 2018 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. This event attracted over 8000 spectators and was streamed live world-wide via “UFC Fight Night 142 - Dos Santos v Tuivasa” to a global audience.
There were thirty (30) other significant promotions in the 2018-19 year comprising:
*The events indicated above do not include martial art events considered non-contact/light contact, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Professional Wrestling, Roman Greco Wrestling or Interclub Sparring.
CURRENT SOUTH AUSTRALIA CHAMPIONS
IKBF Modified Muaythai Champion (Jr);
IKBF K1 State Champion; and
WAKO K1 Oceania Champion (Jr).
K1 Open World Champion 57 & 60 Kgs;
WKA K1 Australian Champion;
WAKO K1 State Champion; and
IKBF Australian Champion.
WAKO K1 State Champion (Jr).
ISKA Super Welterweight State Champion.
ISKA Light Welterweight State Champion.
WKA Bantamweight Australian Champion; and
IKBF Bantamweight Australian Champion.
IKBF - South Pacific Champion.
Muaythai Australia (MTA) Lightweight State Champion.
Muaythai Australia (MTA) Super Middleweight State Champion.
IKBF Commonwealth Champion;
IKBF South Pacific Champion;
IFMA World Champion; and
IFMA Australian Champion.
WKA Light Heavyweight State Champion.
WKA Super Welterweight State Champion.
Boxing SA won the Tanner Trophy at the Australia Championships in December 2018. This was the first time South Australia has won since 1969.