AMA submission to Queensland Finance and Administration Committee Inquiry into how to improve health and safety outcomes for combat sports contestants in high risk professional and amateur contests in Queensland

21 Sep 2016

The AMA, with the support of AMA Queensland, has provided a submission to the Queensland Finance and Administration Committee Inquiry into how to improve health and safety outcomes for combat sports contestants in high risk professional and amateur contests in Queensland.  This submission is based on the AMA position statement Combat Sport - 2015, which outlines the health dangers of combat sports that involve displays of interpersonal violence, and where the goal is to injure the opponent to the point that they are unable to continue.  Along with head injuries, combat sports are associated with a range of other, often severe injuries, including dislocations and fractures, spine and neck injuries, and maxillofacial injuries.