Rationale behind the Anti-Doping Policy:
The Wushu Council Australia condemns doping as fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.
Anti-doping programs, including documents such as this Anti-Doping Policy, seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. The Essence of sport at all levels in Australia upholds the principles of Fairness, Respect, Responsibility and Safety.
The purposes of this Anti-Doping Policy and the anti-doping programs which it supports are:
• To protect Athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality for Athletes worldwide; and
• To ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at the international and national level with regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping.
See the full text of the Anti-Doping Policy
Sporting and recreational organisations have legal obligations in relation to protection of their members and they also have moral obligations to establish appropriate standards of behaviour and to provide safe environments.
The Wushu Council Australia is committed to providing an environment safe for all Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners, that is free from harassment, discrimination and abuse for everyone, and promotes respectful and positive behaviour and values.The policy provides a code of behaviour forming the basis of appropriate and ethical conduct which everyone must abide by.
The Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that everyone associated with the organisation complies with the policy.
Purpose of this Policy
This Member Protection Policy aims to maintain ethical and informed decision-making and responsible behaviours within our sport and art. It outlines our commitment to a person’s right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be safe and protected from abuse. This policy informs everyone involved in our sport/art at all levels of his or her legal and ethical rights and responsibilities and the standards of behaviour that are required.
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The Wushu Council Australia was founded in 2012 with the aim of offering the sound platform for development of Wushu in all its forms and improving standards of Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong in all states of Australia.
The decision to form the company was made on 16 September 2012 at the meeting of representatives of Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong community who expressed their concerns about the current state of the sport and health related disciplines of Wushu. In the circumstances when a multitude of organisations claimed their exclusive rights on the ownership of Wushu, the Wushu Council provided a unique opportunity to unite all genuine practitioners in their efforts to promote and advance the sport and art of Wushu up to the international standards.
The Wushu Council Australia was officially registered as a public company limited by guarantee on 25 October 2012.
Since its inception, the Wushu Council Australia has continually provided practitioners with education, information and support.