The Australian Paralympic Committee has created public policies relating to the way it deals with participants in its programs and individuals and organisations.
The APC’s policies are updated from time to time and should be obtained on this site or direct from the APC to ensure currency.
Please see below to download the APC’s public policies.
P-OPP-001 The APC Codes of Conduct set out the standards of behaviour which apply to those who represent the APC in the roles of APC staff, athletes and Games Team staff.
P-OPP-002 The APC Member Protection policy applies to representatives of the APC and participants in the APC’s activities and programs. Its purpose is to protect the health, safety and well-being of all people engaged in the activities of the APC, including children. This policy sets out the processes to be followed in the event of a person who makes a complaint against any representative of the APC.
Any questions or complaints under the Member Protection Policy should be addressed to the APC’s Disciplinary Officer, Jim FitzSimons, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (02) 9704 0500.
P-OPP-004 The APC Anti-doping policy complies with the requirements of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. It applies to all athletes and other members of APC programs, including APC teams.
P-OPP-005 The APC Equal Opportunity and anti-discrimination policy sets out the APC’s commitment to providing opportunities for all Australian Paralympic athletes to prepare and compete in their sport free from discrimination and to create a working environment which is free from discrimination in any form.
P-OPP-006 The APC’s Website media distribution policy specifies how media outlets may use material from the APC website and the responsibility for any liability incurred from such use.
P-FR-001 The APC recognises that sometimes donations are made in error and it does not seek to be the recipient of donations that are not willingly given. The Online donation refunds policy governs the conditions under which the APC will refund donations and the processes to be followed.
P-OPP-009 Classification underpins all competition in Paralympic sport. The APC’s Classification policy sets out the position, roles and responsibilities of the APC with regards to classification and creates a framework for processes and procedures for the managment of classification in Australia. The APC Classification Policy is supported by the APC Classification Standard: Athlete Evaluation, APC Classification Standard: Protests and Appeals, and the APC Classification Standard: Classifier Training and Certification.