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Review of the Combat Sports Act 2013

The Combat Sports Authority (the Authority) has conducted a review of the Combat Sports Act 2013 (the Act). The review considered:

  • recommendations made by the Deputy State Coroner arising from the inquest into the death of professional boxer David Browne
  • provisions of the Act that may be causing unnecessary regulatory burden.

A copy of the Authority’s Review of the Combat Sports Act 2013 report, the NSW Government’s response to the report and a message from the Chairperson of the Combat Sports Authority is below:

New Laws – Changes to the regulation of combat sports in NSW

The Combat Sports Authority conducted a review of the Act and considered the recommendations of the Deputy State Coroner arising from the inquest into the death of professional boxer David Browne, as well as information gained through widespread public consultation across NSW. As part of the review, the Authority received advice from a Medical Advisory Committee involving medical experts who provided a medical perspective on the Deputy State Coroner’s recommendations.

The Authority’s review identified that a number of the Deputy State Coroner’s recommendations, and other issues identified during the review, require further industry consultation.  The next phase of the review has commenced and we look forward to working closely with all key stakeholders over coming months.

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Where can I get more information?

Phone: Regulation Unit 13 13 02
Email: actreview@sport.nsw.gov.au
Media enquiries: Steve.Norris@sport.nsw.gov.au