Cycling Australia Review
James Wood QC AO
14 January 2013
Senator the Hon. Kate Lundy
Minister for Sport
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Dear Minister Lundy
On 7 November 2012 you announced my appointment to head a Review into Cycling Australia and the Terms of Reference for the conduct of the Review. It is my pleasure to forward my Report.
Within the time frame for the Review I have undertaken a number of consultations with key stakeholders including Board members and staff of Cycling Australia, current and former cyclists, other national sporting organisations, major Australian sporting umbrella groups, and key personnel in the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Details are included in the Report. These consultations informed my conclusions and recommendations.
In line with the Terms of Reference I have reviewed Cycling Australia's governance and administrative policies. These include employment and appointment practices, and the related issue of declarations of past doping activity and sanctions that might apply. I have examined Cycling Australia's Anti-Doping Policy and its practices, including anti-doping education, and made recommendations on possible improvements.
I consider that many of my recommendations will have wider application and can be adopted across other national sporting organisations.