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ARU Governance Report

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Hugh Jarse, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    This probably deserves a thread of its own.

    If NSWRU effectively have the power to veto implementation of any change to the ARU Constitution, do NFJ and the team running NSWRU have the intent to endorse an independent commission, or any genuine constitutional modernisation?
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  2. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    It has to be done for the growth of the game. It's a crazy situation that one Union can hold such power over the game.
  3. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I have heard NFJ saying they wont block it. Hopefully it's true.
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  4. Blackers13 Syd Malcolm (24)

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  5. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    ^^^^That is good news. Hopefully the rest of rugbydom will also get behind the push for modernisation and put petty provincial pointscoring and powerplays to the past.
  6. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    That's great to hear. You would think that it should have 100% backing, unless Qld have an issue with it. All the other states would want the power base of NSW and QLD taken away. It's a pivotal time in Australian Rugby history, it is almost a perfect storm moment. There is a need for change across the game. The Super teams all seemed to be moving in the right direction. The ARU needs to step into the 21st century and challenge the other sports head on and this can only be done with a change of governance.
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  7. p.Tah John Thornett (49)

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  8. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Wouldn't be a bad idea to merge them.

    Hopefully Cossies Governance Report will recommend more than just an Independent Commission to run the game.

    There are governance and structural issues to be resolved from HQ ARU right down to the grass roots Village and Suburban Club's.

    The AJRU Strategic Plan f'rinstance seems to be on hold pending direction and guidance from the Cossie Report.
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  9. Blackers13 Syd Malcolm (24)

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    You are right Hugh, although all the issues you mention emanate from the fractured structure of the game's administration. Sort out the head body then, like the AFL have done, implement systems and standards across the game, with accountablility at all levels.
  10. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    how much for the jousting sticks?
  11. Sully John Eales (66)

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    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/u...ality-to-working-in-union-20121026-28b2q.html
  12. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    It's all sounding ominously sensible, so far...
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  13. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    So, what's going to fuck it all up?
  14. kronic John Solomon (38)

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    Queensland/New South Wales bickering?
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  15. TOCC Guest

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    organistaions/groups/people never relinquish power without some sort of guarantees that it will be in the best interests. Given that QLD and NSW are the biggest unions in the country they do stand to lose the most, thus they will want to ensure that the ARU has a system/structure in place..

    Their are still some significant barriers to overcome, this process will take over 12months..
  16. Man on the hill Alex Ross (28)

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  17. Blackers13 Syd Malcolm (24)

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    You underestimate NFJ. He's a seriously impressive administrator. The quote you pulled would merely be a deference to his board. He is committed to change and hell make sure it happens at the NSW end.
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  18. WorkingClassRugger Andrew Slack (58)

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    What time is this due?
  19. TOCC Guest

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    I doubt they will publish the report, not least till all the unions have had visibility on it
  20. WorkingClassRugger Andrew Slack (58)

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    I'm sort of hoping for someone to provide more of an overview. I'd actually be amazed if they did publish it.
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