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The Law and You Forum: Is sport playing by the rules?

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Deakin Edge

Fed Square

1 Flinders Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Sport has its own codes of behaviour and its own judicial processes – which at times seem at odds with the general community. Issues like assault, bullying, drugs and discrimination can be managed differently on the field and off.

Some sports play by their own rules – but is the pressure mounting for greater alignment between behaviours and cultures in sport and what’s acceptable elsewhere?

The Victoria Law Foundation’s The Law and You Forum presents a topic of broad public interest, and this year, we explore the state of play in sport: where does it differ from community standards? Where is it off the pace? And where is it more progressive?

We’ll bring together a panel of lawyers and commentators for a lively and insightful conversation about sport and the law.

PANEL:

Associate Professor Kate Seear

Academic Director Springvale Monash Legal Service; Law academic at Monash University


Professor Russell Hoye

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development); Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) La Trobe University


Doctor Bridie O'Donnell

Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation


Rob Stary

Stary Norton Halphen Principal; Business and Law Adjunct Professor, Victoria University


FACILITATOR:

Lynne Haultain

Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation.

The Law and You Forums are community events that explore areas of law that affect Victorians and their lives. The forums are hosted by Victoria Law Foundation.

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Deakin Edge is wheelchair accessible. Please enter Fed Square’s The Atrium from Flinders Street.
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