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Media Release: University of Tasmania and Australian Masters Games launch the University of Tasmania Community Volunteer Program

A unique, fully accredited volunteer training course will be developed as part of a new partnership to build a 1000-strong volunteer workforce for the 16th Australian Masters Games. The Australian Masters Games and the University of Tasmania today launched its … Continue reading

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Media Story: Why kids are inactive (and why it’s not just their parents’ fault)

Australia is famous for its active outdoor lifestyle. So it might come as a surprise to find out the vast majority of children are not spending enough time being active. Despite having top-notch parklands, facilities, sporting fields and cycle-ways, not … Continue reading

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JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT Australia’s peak education bodies call for Health and Physical Education needs to be at the forefront of our children’s education

Australia’s peak education and health, sport and physical education professional bodies are voicing collective concern about the recent new evidence showing that we are putting our kids at early higher risk of chronic disease and impeding their academic progress by … Continue reading

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Media Release: CAS calls for Australian Government to back national strategy to combat physical inactivity

Figures released by the Confederation of Australian Sport reveal a massive 3.2 million Australian children are not doing enough exercise to meet current health guidelines. It is physically enough children to fill 6,400 jumbo jets. And 14 million Australians (children … Continue reading

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Media Release: Spirit of Tasmania sets sail for the Australian Masters Games

Get the Games underway early. Participants can arrive to north west Tasmania in style with a special Australian Masters Games Spirit of Tasmania day sailing. “Why not come down on the ship with your team, or a few mates and … Continue reading

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Media Release: Eight months to go: Entries open for 16th Australian Masters Games in Tasmania

Eight months to go: Entries open for 16th Australian Masters Games in Tasmania With eight months to go before the 16th Australian Masters Games, entries are officially open for 45 sports that will be hosted in Tasmania’s North West from … Continue reading

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Media Release: CAS welcomes Greg Hunt as the new Minister for Health and Sport

The Board of the Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS) has welcomed the appointment of the Hon. Greg Hunt as the incoming Federal Minister for Sport.  As part of the reshuffled Malcolm Turnbull Ministry, Mr Hunt will be sworn in to … Continue reading

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‘One year to go’ to 16th Australian Masters Games – Tasmania

 Today marks one year-to-go until the 16th Australian Masters Games, and to celebrate this important milestone we have a number of significant announcements about what will be a very different, and uniquely Tasmanian masters games experience.The Games will be hosted throughout … Continue reading

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Media Release: CAS welcomes Labor $300m commitment to preventative health

MEDIA RELEASE Saturday 18 June 2016 CAS welcomes Labor $300m commitment to preventative health The Confederation of Australian Sport welcomes the Labor commitment of $300 million towards health promotion and disease prevention announced by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Shadow … Continue reading

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16th Australian Masters Games – Tasmania – Five star advisory board convenes with 500 days to go

Five star advisory board convenes with 500 days to go    Tomorrow marks 500 days to go to one of the biggest sporting festivals ever staged in Tasmania, with two key elements of the event confirmed with today’s announcement of … Continue reading

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