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Should governments financially support elite sports whose players are such poor role models?

An example of massive government support for elite sport – Suncorp Stadium which cost nearly $300 million to upgrade in the early 2000s. The drugs scandal that has engulfed the Gold Coast Titans raises a question about government support for … Continue reading

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Queensland’s inactive children will cost health system in the future

Queensland ranks second lowest among States and Territories for the participation of children in organised physical activity (sport or dancing), according to new ABS data released today (see chart below). I am concerned about what this means for our future … Continue reading

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Queenslanders less active than other Australians – no surprise we lead Australia in obesity

I’ve previously posted on the higher rate of obesity in Queensland than in other States (Qld leads Australia on obesity), and no doubt a major contributor is the lower rate of participation in sport and physical recreation in Queensland than … Continue reading

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Top ten occupations in sport and recreation

The ABS released (or repackaged) some interesting 2011 Census data yesterday on employment in sport and recreation, showing the dominance of gyms and the significance of the heavily subsidised racing industry as an employer. John Quiggin wrote a great post … Continue reading

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