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Thread: Terms of Reference for a Senate Inquiry into the Future of Rugby Union in Australia

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    Might be worth getting started on a TWF submission. There's plenty of material in the various threads, including financial info from Alison, timelines from others plus the occasional rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandgroperrugby View Post
    Yep still the link name on the fox sport web page.

    Gee are some people in the pocket of the ARU or what.
    Senators get a bit toey at being disrespected. Calling it a stunt won't wash with them.

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    Someone posted on roar WA might have to pay costs from a senate enquiry if nothing was found. Is this true??

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    There is so much in that article that is deceptive, disingenuous or straight out dishonest.

    I hope the terms of reference allow for questioning about the relationship between the ARU and Foxtel, and whether the ARU approached Foxtel (and/or other broadcasters) with a view to get the broadcasting agreement changed to trigger the termination of the Alliance Agreement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules View Post
    Someone posted on roar WA might have to pay costs from a senate enquiry if nothing was found. Is this true??
    fake news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules View Post
    Someone posted on roar WA might have to pay costs from a senate enquiry if nothing was found. Is this true??
    Wouldn't think so as it's an enquiry backed by the Federal Senate, nothing to do with RugbyWA or even the Western Australian Government.

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    I am told first day of hearing (maybe more) will be in Perth Don't know about the rest

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    Someone told me that Clyne & co can't be made to front up to the inquiry, is that true?

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    I'm pretty sure that a Senate inquiry has pretty strong powers to call witnesses. In any case, how BAD would it look if the ARU cabal refused to front up - they might as well scream guilty!!

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    The Senate has ways of making them squawk, Alison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fulvio sammut View Post
    The Senate has ways of making them squawk, Alison.
    Given that they're a nationally funded body, I'd say the first way would be cut funding immediately. That should make the 18 million saving from cutting the force worthwhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Given that they're a nationally funded body, I'd say the first way would be cut funding immediately. That should make the 18 million saving from cutting the force worthwhile
    Response I received from my local Federal Representative below. From this I would be keen to see if the funding is fairly split between the states based on participation of juniors by the ARU?

    In response to your question regarding Federal Funding from the Australian Government, the only funding provided to the ARU is towards participation programs (junior programs) to help develop the skills of young Australians. The $650 000 provided to the ARU for these participation programs is subject to strict guidelines. When it comes to the Australian Super Rugby Teams, I have been advised that as this is a professional, commercial competition, no Federal funding is contributed and the Department has no insight or oversight in regards to the ARU's activity. No Federal funding is given to support the Wallabies either. The only funding the Government invests in Rugby Union is in the High Performance Program for the Olympic Rugby Seven's Team. This is a targeted program agreed upon and overseen by the Australian Institute of Sport.

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    Part of me is quite happy we didn't get the result yesterday and now a senate inquiry is being instigated. If we won everything would be glossed over and the ARU wouldn't get to be held accountable for all the lies and deceit it has perpetrated over the last 2 years plus.

    I look forward to the truth now coming out and it will come out and the whole joint getting burnt to the ground with those slimy maggots in it.

    Good solid honest decent rugby men took the ARU at their word and got shafted and that just ain't right in anyone's language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandgroperrugby View Post
    Yep still the link name on the fox sport web page.

    Gee are some people in the pocket of the ARU or what.
    same for perthnow.com.au:

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