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In 2007 Rowing Australia completed a governance review which resulted in the establishment of an appropriate governance platform, including the conversion of the organisation into a Company Limited by Guarantee,

In March 2013, as part of the implementation of its Australia’s Winning Edge program, the Australian Sports Commission adopted an enhanced focus on the governance of sporting organisations, headlined by the release of a set of Mandatory Governance Principles with which the leading sports, including rowing, were required to comply.

In response to this announcement the RA Board, with the assistance of the ASC, engaged well-credentialed and experienced consultants to conduct a whole of sport governance development project to ensure that the governance arrangements of RA and the SSOs were compliant with the Mandatory Governance Principles and continued to provide the underpinning framework from which Australian rowing can grow and achieve sustainable success. This governance development project built on the sound governance platform that RA had put in place following a 2007 governance review, including the conversion of the organisation into a Company Limited by Guarantee.

The governance development project featured extensive consultation and considered the governance arrangements of RA and each of its State and Territory Associations. The amendments to RA’s Constitution resulting from the recommendations of the governance development project were considered at the 2013 Annual General Meeting and were unanimously passed by the Member Associations. A copy of the current RA Constitution is available at right.

RA’s State and Territory Associations have also agreed on a process that will result in them adopting the relevant required governance changes and complying with the ASC’s requirements. The completion of the governance development process will ensure that rowing’s governance, at all levels, is aligned to best practice principles and will provide the platform for the continued growth and success of Australian rowing.



RA Constitution
30 November 2013
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