Advocacy

Industry Advocacy

THE VOICE OF OUR MEMBERS

YOUR INTERESTS, OUR INFLUENCE

ASGA is dedicated to the proactive advocacy of the industry we proudly represent. We strive to influence and institute changes to ensure a thriving business environment and work closely with Local & National Government to champion the interests of our membership constituents.

Our Industry Partners

Submissions
To Government

Based on the needs of the Australian Sporting Goods Industry, we make submissions to local, state & federal government on behalf of our membership.

Our Previous Government Submissions Include:

A submission to the Victorian Government’s ‘Planning for Golf in Victoria’ consultation

AUGUST 2017 | Victorian Government

A submission to provide ASGA’s views on the Federal Government’s National Sports Plan

JULY 2017 | Australian Sports Commission

A submission to the Commonwealth Government’s Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia adopting a Modern Slavery Act.

MAY 2017 | Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

A submission to the Treasury Dept re: ASGA’s policy recommendations in the lead-up to the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

JANUARY 2017 | Federal Treasury

A submission to the Treasury Dept re: ASGA’s policy recommendations in the lead-up to the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

JAN Federal Treasury January 2017

A submission to the Treasury Dept re: the proposed amendment to change the tax law (by scrapping the low value threshold) so GST can be charged on overseas online purchases of physical goods.

NOVEMBER 2016 | Federal Treasury

A submission to the Treasury Dept re the proposed amendment to change the tax law (by scrapping the low value threshold) so GST can be charged on overseas online purchases of intangible goods.

OCTOBER 2015 | Federal Treasury

A letter to the South Australian Government’s review of the Retail and Commercial Leases Act.

JUNE 2015 | Office of the South Australian Small Business Commissioner

A briefing document for the Minister outlining ASGA’s concerns about counterfeit products entering the country

JUNE 2014 | Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

A submission to the PC regarding how expensive it is for retailers to do business in Australia, relative to other countries.

JUNE 2014 | Productivity Commission

ASGA’s views on the role, powers and responsibilities of the SBFEO.

MAY 2014 | Federal Treasury

A briefing document for the PM’s office regarding the international Designed to Move project

FEBRUARY 2014 | Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

ASGA’s view on how the Act could be better for sporting and active lifestyle goods retailers

JANUARY 2014 | NSW Government

ASGA’s view on how the Act could be better for sporting and active lifestyle goods retailers

JANUARY 2014 | NSW Government

ASGA’s comments on the Physical Education curriculum being developed nationally.

APRIL 2013 | The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority

ASGA (and others) call for reduction of the low value threshold and other changes to the retail industry.

MAY 2011 | Productivity Commission

ASGA (and others) response to the Productivity Commission’s Report into the low value threshold and other retail issues

SEPTEMBER 2011 | Productivity Commission

POLICIES
& POSITIONS

We play a vitally important role in government relations and actively fighting for the interests of the ASGA membership base and industry participants. 

We strive to serve as effective stewards for positive change.

Lifestyle Participation​

Working with communities & government to promote participation in sporting and physical activities.

Employment

Advising and conversing with Federal Government on improvements to Industrial Relations legislation.​

Anti-Counterfeiting​

Consulting & advocating to Government departments for enhanced anti-counterfeiting laws and practices.

Low Value Threshold

Lobbying for improvements to taxation laws, including the Low Value Threshold and customs duties and tariffs.

Retail Tenancy

We actively advocate on behalf of our members with regards to leasing and negotiation of retail premises.​​

Logistics

Working to control the cost of transport and streamlining the process from the warehouse to the retail outlet.​

We Fight For Your Interests.

We invite you to please share your thoughts on positive changes to be made to the Australian Sporting Goods Industry and we’ll advocate for you to make them a reality. We’re focused on membership growth to further extend our ability to enhance the trading environment and influence policy at all levels.
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