The ARU Member Protection Policy reiterates Australian Rugby’s commitment to ensuring that every person involved in rugby is treated with respect and dignity, and is safe and protected from harassment, discrimination, bullying, abuse and other unfair or inappropriate conduct.
The Member Protection Policy is comprised of four sections:
Everyone involved in Rugby should familiarise themselves with the Member Protection Policy and the standards of behaviour expected of all participants.
This summary is not intended as a substitute for reading the ARU Member Protection Policy (pdf - 380kb).
Play by the Rules
The Play by the Rules website (www.playbytherules.net.au) provides valuable information, resources and online training on harassment, discrimination and child protection within the context of sport and recreation to assist Rugby Bodies.
Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Online Training Course
The Australian Sports Commission has developed new interactive online training course for Member Protection Information Officers. The MPIO course features seven (7) online modules: MPIO Introduction, The MPIO Role, Complaint Resolution Procedures, Member Protection and the Law, Child Protection, Harassment and Discrimination and Ethical and Practical Considerations. The online component of the course is free.
MPIO Online Training is available via the ASC Learning website https://learning.ausport.gov.au