Diversity in sport matters
It has often been said that the sporting world is a microcosm of society and provides an accurate reflection of both the positive and negative elements of our culture. With sport playing a prominent role in the Australian psyche, issues that arise on-field can be the catalyst for broader conversations in our society. In this year alone, sport-related topics have instigated public debates on homophobia, religious freedom, casual racism in Australian culture, the inclusivity of our national anthem, the gender pay gap, disability inclusion and the stigmatisation of mental health issues.
While some sporting stars reject the notion that they are role models, others have harnessed their influence for the greater good. Join us for this panel discussion featuring a group of sportspeople who have used their platform to bring exposure to big issues that require societal change.
- Dylan Alcott OAM (Wheelchair tennis player and broadcaster)
- Ellia Green OAM (Rugby Sevens player)
- Sharni Layton (AFLW player / former netballer)
- Casey Conway (Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, NRL)
- Moderator: Paul Kennedy (ABC News Breakfast)
- Mobility access
- National Relay Service
- Sign language
- Hearing loop
- Closed captions