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Safety in numbers

By Danielle Furness
Monday, 3 June 2019

At first glance, it’s hard to equate responsibility for Laws of the Game of one of Australia’s most popular sports with the average workplace health and safety manager’s remit. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find plenty of parallels.

Patrick Clifton is the Head of Health, Safety & Laws at the Australian Football League (AFL), where he oversees strategy and operation of the game’s judicial system. He is responsible for the Laws of the Game and is additionally in charge of the AFL’s research and health programs.

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