Issue 3: Maximising the potential of Australian Sport – analysis of the health, social and economic contribution that sport makes to the Australian economy

  • CAS research ‘Maximising the Potential of Australian Sport’ (2014) highlights the significant health, economic and social contribution that sport makes to the Australian community.
  • The research incorporates the broader benefits that sport and physical activity makes to individuals from a preventative health perspective and in contributing to positive attitudes and mental wellbeing.
  • Australian Sport contributes over $23 billion to the Australian economy and represents a 17:1 return on Government investment.
  • This report forms the basis of CAS advocacy to generate greater resources for sport, particularly community level sport.


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