Sport and Recreation Ministers' Meeting Communiqué, Sydney 18 August 2017

Summary of the Sport and Recreation Ministers' Meeting for the 18 August 2017

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Sydney, 18 August 2017

Ministers agreed that there are opportunities to continuously improve high performance outcomes to ensure Australia’s continued international success.

Ministers agreed that the Australian Sports Commission will lead the development of a National High Performance Sport Strategy in partnership with States and Territories.

Ministers also agreed that the Australian Sports Commission with the State Institutes and Academies and the Committee of Australian Sport and Recreation Officials, will develop a collaborative high performance operating model to support this strategy.

Ministers noted the continuing progress in improving women in sport outcomes across Australia and acknowledged the efforts by all jurisdictions and sports in progressing these efforts.

Ministers agreed to the development of a policy and reporting framework for jurisdictions around women in sport with a view to developing national measures and targets.

Ministers also agreed to undertake research into the barriers and solutions to participation in sport including accessibility and affordability, in particular with regards to young people.

Ministers were provided with an update on the development of the National Sport Plan, including the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements being undertaken by an independent panel of experts led by Mr James Wood AO QC.