The Play by the Rules magazine is a free online magazine for people interested in safe, fair and inclusive sport issues. The magazine comes in five different formats - a Flip Book with embedded media, a PDF version with links, a plain text version and iOS and Android App versions if you prefer to access via tablet or smart phone. The Flip Book version of each magazine is only available for 12 months following publication.

In each Issue there are news updates, feature articles and Play by the Rules course and resource profiles. Take a look below for the latest Issue and all back Issues - there are some great articles and resources to access in this growing library. The best way to keep up-to-date is to subscribe to Play by the Rules and you'll be notified when new Issues are ready. 

Latest Issue
  • Issue 33: June 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • How do we keep the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people on the agenda?
    • We are all in the rehabilitation group
    • Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport - the section 42 exception
  • Issue 32: March 2020

    Feature articles include:

    • Child sexual abuse in sport: Insights from a survivor/ally research team
    • How safe are the outdoor adventure activities you participate in?
    • Paralympians set to educate Australian schools
  • Issue 31: December 2019

    Feature articles include:

    • Recreational athletes and the WADA Code in 2020
    • Remember the 'good news' stories
    • Play by the Rules year in review
  • Issue 30: September 2019

    Special feature articles include a research synopsis on:

    • Safe sport
    • Fair sport
    • Inclusive sport
    • When sport mirrors society
  • Issue 29: June 2019

    Feature articles include:

    • Implementing your policies and codes: A practical checklist
    • Workforce diversity breaks down cultural barriers
    • Regulating sport-related concussion: Taking steps toward a public-private partnership
    • Winning isn't everything
  • Issue 28: March 2019

    Feature articles include:

    • Keeping children safe in sport: A summary of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
    • Transparency and privacy in sport
    • Maccabi Australia's commitment to Member Protection
  • Issue 27: December 2018

    Feature articles include:

    • Winner of the 2018 Play by the Rules Award - GingerCloud Foundation's Modified Rugby Program
    • The year that was - innumerable reasons to be positive
    • Member Protection and the importance of confidentiality
  • Issue 26: September 2018

    Feature articles include:

    • Standing up and speaking out about racism in sport
    • An uncomfortable truth
    • Racial discrimination: Moving beyond legal compliance to inclusion
  • Issue 25: June 2018

    Feature articles:

    • How to sort fact from fiction. Exploring the challenges involved in uncovering the truth and getting it right when it matters most
    • Pressure - an intangible element with a palpable impact
    • Playing by the rules off the field
  • Issue 24: March 2018

    Feature articles:

    • Norway leads the medal tally with low-stress junior sport approach
    • Putting 'us' ahead of 'me'
    • eSafety and sport: Using technology to best advantage
    • Dispute resolution in sport