In an ongoing effort to ensure that basketball is a truly inclusive sport, Basketball Australia has engaged the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) to undertake a Racial Equality Review.
To be conducted at the national level, the review will aim to identify any structural barriers, risks, or issues in relation to racial equality within the sport, with a view to improving accessibility and ensuring equal opportunity for all.
To ensure players and staff are given an opportunity to participate, the Commission is inviting former and current players, coaches, and officials to engage with the review in a number of ways. Participation will be on a voluntary basis and any data or information recorded will be de-identified and treated as confidential.
Terms of Reference
The Commission will facilitate focus groups via telephone or video conferencing facilities. The focus groups will explore individuals’ experiences of both organisation and team culture and attitudes towards diversity and inclusion, particularly racial equality.
Where participation in focus groups is not possible, the Commission will be available to conduct individual or small-group interviews upon request.
The Commission also invited written submissions. The submission form included questions on the culture of Basketball Australia and individual teams, as well as specific questions regarding diversity and inclusion and relevant policies. Submission could be made anonymously.
The closing date to make an online written submission was 5 October 2020.
To submit your interest in participating in the review or for further information please contact the Commission at email@example.com.