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Independent Review of Athletics in Australia

Following the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the ASC commissioned an independent review of the design, delivery and administration of Athletics in Australia (IRAA). The full report and recommendations are available on the ASC Website at

The IRAA called for the establishment of an ‘Oversight Committee’ comprising representatives from the ASC, AIS and Athletics Australia to monitor progress in implementing the recommendations. The ‘Athletics Review Monitoring Committee’ (ARMC) was established in response. Click here for the Terms of Reference of the ARMC. Current members are:

Matt Mahon - Chair  Athletics Australia 
Geoff Howes ASC 
Dean Kenneally AIS
Jan Swinhoe Athletics Australia 
Michael Thomson ASC 

The ARMC has adopted a process for monitoring the progress made on each of the 16 recommendations.

A high level snapshot of progress against each recommendation to 20th October 2015 is provided here. The darker shading indicates the percentage completion. For more detail, this table provides progress against each recommendation at 9th June and 15th Oct 2015.

Communiques are issues following most meetings of the ARMC. These are available as follows:

Communique 1 - 17th April

Communique 2 - 5th June

Communique 3 - 17th June

Communique 4 - 12th October

Whilst some recommendations can be addressed in parallel, others, such as the development of a brand for athletics (Rec 9), can only occur once the vision is clarified. Thus not all recommendations can be progressed at the same rate. It is also noted that certain recommendations will always be, to some extent, ’work in progress’.

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