The Wushu Council Australia is managed by the Board of Directors (elected volunteer positions). The Board of Directors and the Council’s secretariat are responsible for the conduct and development of the organisation and its operations.
Members of the Council are the state organisations that look after Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners residing in the state.
Each state organisation is based on individual membership and governed by the state committee of management.
Both the Council and its state members have partnership with relevant stakeholders, government bodies and commercial enterprises. Both the Council and its state organisations can delegate specific functions to the appointed committees with internal/external expertise.
This document is distributed among the Board Directors and State Committees of management to ensure they are familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the Board Directors.
The Wushu Council Australia Limited is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee.
The organisation carries its work through the state associations and is governed by the Board of Directors.
Objects of the organisation:
• To improve the physical, mental and social well-being of the citizens of Australia by the encouragement and promotion of all disciplines of the art of Wushu including but not limited to modern sport of Wushu, traditional Wushu, Taijiquan and Qigong and their benefits including its philosophical and cultural aspects.
• To provide the proper regulation of any activities associated with this.
• To work towards becoming the pre-eminent organisation taking full responsibility for the development of Wushu in Australia.
• To improve the standards of Wushu practice according to the recommendations of the Australian Sports Commission and the leading world Wushu regulatory body.
• To organise Wushu competitions at regional, state and national levels for competition-minded people.
• To raise the awareness of the philosophy and practice of Wushu among the citizens of Australia.
• To provide adequate representation of Australia in Wushu on the international level.
• To establish and maintain friendly and productive relations with other sporting bodies in Australia and overseas.
See the full text of the Constitution
The Wushu Council Australia’s mission is to unite Australian Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong clubs, schools and individual practitioners into a strong community based on the best of traditions and contemporary developments, shared values and business interests aimed at promotion and advancement of Wushu in all its aspects.
We are to foster, develop and promote the art of Wushu, throughout Australia in an environment that encourages the practice of Wushu, in all its forms, by people of all ages to improve their fitness, health and well-being.
Fundamental to our success will be engaging and uniting Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners and, thereby, creating a strong and harmonious community that can work together and assist in realising the benefits that Wushu can provide for our members and general public.
Above all, the Vision of the Wushu Council can only be achieved by effective leadership, and by displaying the core values of integrity and quality in everything we do.
See the Strategic Plan (Members only)
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.
See the full text of the Policy