Gillon McLachlan

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Gillon McLachlan said : "Short answer is I don't know. I hope so," "Discussions are ongoing with the players' association. They're not probably progressing at light speed, but we'll get there and clearly it would be better to know that prior to the trade period, I accept that" External link

theage Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan commented : "I'm not saying we're the number one sport now in Queensland but it's certainly nice to be in the conversation," External link

abc-au Friday, October 23, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We as an industry prepared for the worst, and we pretty much got most of the worst," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It gave us an envelope we could target," "With 17 rounds, we knew we could get there and have a season of integrity" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I believe our industry keeps secrets in-house when things are important," "I think the more frivolous things get out" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The trick then was starting, knowing it was almost inevitable you'd be stopping," "Some had doubts, but it was the right decision by all parties. I think it gave us a peg in the sand. It was the right decision to start, the right decision to stop" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In some ways, it was simpler," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "A word that was put into our lexicon very early by [then chief federal health officer] Brendan Murphy was 'proportionate risk'," "It was an articulation that stuck with us. [It was] health and wellbeing as a priority, but [there was] also the game, and the economy of it, and the impact on so many Australians. We had to get going" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Annastacia Palaszczuk ) : "When the walls were closing in, Premier [Annastacia] Palaszczuk saying, 'Yeah, come', and then announcing it in parliament within the hour," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The bail-out option was to go into very hard hubs," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They've created this virtuous circle," "Everyone has bought into this season. They've nurtured the game, and I feel the game has nurtured them, in this really terrible year" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We as an industry prepared for the worst, and we pretty much got most of the worst," External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It gave us an envelope we could target," "With 17 rounds, we knew we could get there and have a season of integrity" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I believe our industry keeps secrets in-house when things are important," "I think the more frivolous things get out" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The trick then was starting, knowing it was almost inevitable you'd be stopping," "Some had doubts, but it was the right decision by all parties. I think it gave us a peg in the sand. It was the right decision to start, the right decision to stop" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In some ways, it was simpler," External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "A word that was put into our lexicon very early by [then chief federal health officer] Brendan Murphy was 'proportionate risk'," "It was an articulation that stuck with us. [It was] health and wellbeing as a priority, but [there was] also the game, and the economy of it, and the impact on so many Australians. We had to get going" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Annastacia Palaszczuk ) : "When the walls were closing in, Premier [Annastacia] Palaszczuk saying, 'Yeah, come', and then announcing it in parliament within the hour," External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The bail-out option was to go into very hard hubs," External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They've created this virtuous circle," "Everyone has bought into this season. They've nurtured the game, and I feel the game has nurtured them, in this really terrible year" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We as an industry prepared for the worst, and we pretty much got most of the worst," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It gave us an envelope we could target," "With 17 rounds, we knew we could get there and have a season of integrity" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I believe our industry keeps secrets in-house when things are important," "I think the more frivolous things get out" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The trick then was starting, knowing it was almost inevitable you'd be stopping," "Some had doubts, but it was the right decision by all parties. I think it gave us a peg in the sand. It was the right decision to start, the right decision to stop" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In some ways, it was simpler," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "A word that was put into our lexicon very early by [then chief federal health officer] Brendan Murphy was 'proportionate risk'," "It was an articulation that stuck with us. [It was] health and wellbeing as a priority, but [there was] also the game, and the economy of it, and the impact on so many Australians. We had to get going" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Annastacia Palaszczuk ) : "When the walls were closing in, Premier [Annastacia] Palaszczuk saying, 'Yeah, come', and then announcing it in parliament within the hour," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The bail-out option was to go into very hard hubs," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They've created this virtuous circle," "Everyone has bought into this season. They've nurtured the game, and I feel the game has nurtured them, in this really terrible year" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We as an industry prepared for the worst, and we pretty much got most of the worst," External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It gave us an envelope we could target," "With 17 rounds, we knew we could get there and have a season of integrity" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I believe our industry keeps secrets in-house when things are important," "I think the more frivolous things get out" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The trick then was starting, knowing it was almost inevitable you'd be stopping," "Some had doubts, but it was the right decision by all parties. I think it gave us a peg in the sand. It was the right decision to start, the right decision to stop" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In some ways, it was simpler," External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "A word that was put into our lexicon very early by [then chief federal health officer] Brendan Murphy was 'proportionate risk'," "It was an articulation that stuck with us. [It was] health and wellbeing as a priority, but [there was] also the game, and the economy of it, and the impact on so many Australians. We had to get going" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Annastacia Palaszczuk ) : "When the walls were closing in, Premier [Annastacia] Palaszczuk saying, 'Yeah, come', and then announcing it in parliament within the hour," External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The bail-out option was to go into very hard hubs," External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They've created this virtuous circle," "Everyone has bought into this season. They've nurtured the game, and I feel the game has nurtured them, in this really terrible year" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is this season will not look like any other," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is this season will not look like any other," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think you create the right environment and players make decisions for their own reasons," "I think that's how the system works" External link

theherald-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The way it is just how it's always been," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think you create the right environment and players make decisions for their own reasons," "I think that's how the system works" External link

watoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The way it is just how it's always been," External link

watoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think you create the right environment and players make decisions for their own reasons," "I think that's how the system works" External link

theage Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The way it is just how it's always been," External link

theage Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The Queensland community has whole heartedly welcomed the AFL family over the last few months, and we look forward to getting as many Queenslanders to the biggest and best event on the Australian sporting calendar," External link

abc-au Monday, October 19, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Queensland Tourism ) : "This is going to be the hardest-fought premiership, it couldn’t be more hard-fought for those two clubs - to be away for so long and to fight through and win preliminary finals against home clubs, and they deserve to be there," "I would just like to thank Queenslanders for coming, watching and supporting and embracing us, from the top of Queensland down to the Queensland border" External link

theage Monday, October 19, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It will be all Australian artists this year, and then we also involve the community – children, adults, community performers and volunteers who get the chance to be watched by 3 or 4 million people,” External link

theage Saturday, October 3, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Our view is clear and unequivocal. Violence against women is never OK in any circumstance, ever," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Violence against women in any form is abhorrent and we strongly condemn it," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There were absolutely periods where you didn't know where you were going the next day," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We had $1 billion of costs and no revenue in late March and no season," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He is an incredibly worthy presenter and one of the all-time greats in the history of the AFL league," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 28, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I am confident people understand their responsibility," External link

theage Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I am confident people understand their responsibility," External link

watoday Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Violence against women in any form is abhorrent and we strongly condemn it," External link

smh Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Danny Frawley ) : "Danny Frawley was a life member of the AFL, as the time he gave to the game as a player and coach with St Kilda and Richmond reflected both the dedication and skill needed to succeed and endure at the highest level," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "These are decisions the health department has signed off on," External link

9news Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We were sort of landing this in the last 24 hours," "Daylight saving had an impact. We just need to finesse that with broadcasters and others" External link

abc-au Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think a preliminary final is difficult ... I think week one is possible, I think it's more difficult after that," External link

abc-au Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Clearly people will have a look at it," "It won't be so foreign, I'm sure, and you will debate it on its merits afterwards" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We'll get the chance to have a look at some stuff, for sure," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Clearly people will have a look at it," "It won't be so foreign, I'm sure, and you will debate it on its merits afterwards" External link

watoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We'll get the chance to have a look at some stuff, for sure," External link

watoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Giles Thompson ) : "I've been talking with the clubs and with Giles Thompson and others of Racing Victoria. I know when they want to run the Cox Plate and a night grand final will suit them just fine," "That was our commitment. It's not why we made that decision, but I know racing is going to be OK" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It will be a hybrid event," External link

smh Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Giles Thompson ) : "I've been talking with the clubs and with Giles Thompson and others of Racing Victoria. I know when they want to run the Cox Plate and a night grand final will suit them just fine," "That was our commitment. It's not why we made that decision, but I know racing is going to be OK" External link

theage Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It will be a hybrid event," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland... the Covid-19 pandemic has left a cloud over our community and our game," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This has been a season like no other -- Queensland welcomed our game and we look forward to now working with the Queensland government to successfully stage the biggest event on the AFL calendar," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

theage Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland... the Covid-19 pandemic has left a cloud over our community and our game," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This has been a season like no other -- Queensland welcomed our game and we look forward to now working with the Queensland government to successfully stage the biggest event on the AFL calendar," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland... the Covid-19 pandemic has left a cloud over our community and our game," External link

afp-en Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This has been a season like no other -- Queensland welcomed our game and we look forward to now working with the Queensland government to successfully stage the biggest event on the AFL calendar," External link

afp-en Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think, in the end, in Queensland there was a view around the industry that given all the work they had done to help us, with so many teams based up here, that that is probably the overriding factor," External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

watoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Danny Frawley ) : “We have strengthened match day protocols for the identification and management of concussion, we continue to change the Laws of the Game to discourage high contact and also moved earlier this season to change the tribunal rules to more strictly sanction tackles that endanger the head. The ARC which we introduced in the last year has also provided another opportunity to identify potential concussive incidents through the use of world leading video technology,” "In our discussions Anita (Frawley) has been really clear that she wants the learnings from Danny’s death to continue to provide a benefit to sport and we will continue to work with Anita and the family and researchers to learn as much as we can and to continue to make whatever changes are necessary to keep the people who play our game safe" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Danny Frawley ) : “We have strengthened match day protocols for the identification and management of concussion, we continue to change the Laws of the Game to discourage high contact and also moved earlier this season to change the tribunal rules to more strictly sanction tackles that endanger the head. The ARC which we introduced in the last year has also provided another opportunity to identify potential concussive incidents through the use of world leading video technology,” "In our discussions Anita (Frawley) has been really clear that she wants the learnings from Danny’s death to continue to provide a benefit to sport and we will continue to work with Anita and the family and researchers to learn as much as we can and to continue to make whatever changes are necessary to keep the people who play our game safe" External link

theage Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Danny Frawley ) : "Danny's family ensured that his passing served as a message to many people — men in particular — on the importance of listening and learning to each other and ensuring that our friends and families are coping," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We have strengthened match day protocols for the identification and management of concussion, we continue to change the laws of the game to discourage high contact and also moved earlier this season to change the Tribunal rules to more strictly sanction tackles that endanger the head," "The ARC (AFL Review Centre) which we introduced in the last year has also provided another opportunity to identify potential concussive incidents through the use of world leading video technology" External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think we've been pretty consistent, we're aiming for the end of August [for a decision]," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "For our industry and game to emerge stronger from this ongoing COVID-19 challenge and the increased uncertainty we face over coming years, we need to significantly change our business model for not only the AFL but the wider football community. We have very clear priorities that we need to focus on, and I am confident that we have made the right decisions around the structure needed to deliver on those key priorities," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, August 24, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is that we will lose talented, committed, passionate football people from our organisation and that is incredibly difficult, but this pandemic has forced every business, every family and every individual to take steps that no-one had planned," "The necessity of operating differently during the pandemic, along with experiencing a reduction in revenue, has forced us to explore and understand what we can do differently and what we are capable of, and also what we need to continue to achieve to keep the industry strong. I am very grateful for all those who have worked tirelessly to ensure our successful return to play" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, August 24, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The reality is that we will lose talented, committed, passionate football people from our organisation and that is incredibly difficult, but this pandemic has forced every business, every family and every individual to take steps that no-one had planned,” “The necessity of operating differently during the pandemic, along with experiencing a reduction in revenue, has forced us to explore and understand what we can do differently and what we are capable of, and also what we need to continue to achieve to keep the industry strong” External link

aap-au Monday, August 24, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Everyone is assessed on its merits," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, August 21, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Everyone is assessed on its merits," External link

theage Friday, August 21, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I think we’ve been pretty consistent that we’re aiming for the end of August,” External link

aap-au Friday, August 21, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Our message is clear, if you are going post racists comments online at our players, then there is no place in football for you," External link

qt Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Our message is clear, if you are going post racists comments online at our players, then there is no place in football for you," External link

theage Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Some things we never thought we could do with four-day breaks or the uncertainty or the level of change, I think the industry's surprised itself so there's opportunity," External link

abc-au Friday, August 14, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They're the two things we're marrying. You've got momentum and certainty in getting things done while things are in your control," External link

abc-au Friday, August 14, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's four great options and we'll run a process," External link

abc-au Friday, August 14, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan admitted : "it's not normal but it's part of the year and it's part of the story" External link

abc-au Friday, August 14, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I don't want to sound too sort of structured about this but we have got a contract to play the grand final at the MCG and until that changes that's where the grand final will be," External link

qt Friday, August 7, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I don't want to sound too sort of structured about this but we have got a contract to play the grand final at the MCG and until that changes that's where the grand final will be," External link

smh Friday, August 7, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I don't want to sound too sort of structured about this but we have got a contract to play the grand final at the MCG and until that changes that's where the grand final will be," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, August 7, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I don't want to sound too sort of structured about this but we have got a contract to play the grand final at the MCG and until that changes that's where the grand final will be," External link

theage Friday, August 7, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a unique opportunity to create a new product for our supporters and members,” External link

guardian Monday, July 27, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I’m pretty confident it’s going to be two clubs going to Cairns, it may be more, but my best understanding is it will be two clubs,” External link

aap-au Friday, July 24, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're banking games while we can, while everything is going well and we've got the opportunity to get games away," External link

watoday Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're banking games while we can, while everything is going well and we've got the opportunity to get games away," External link

theage Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s possible we play in north Queensland, Cairns,” “It doesn’t rule out us playing games from Queensland, in the Northern Territory or Tasmania. We will continue to have conversations with those governments” External link

guardian Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “There’s a forward plan and a commitment in Western Australia for at least the next seven weeks,” “We are not able to announce the future fixtures yet, however we are working with the AFLPA and clubs on what compression is possible” External link

guardian Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This is a clear plan that makes Queensland the base and provides greater certainly for everyone," External link

watoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We continue to keep our game alive ... for the players, for the fans, for our clubs," "We persevere because that's what footy does – it always finds a way" External link

watoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Amongst all the changes, challenges, good days and bad ones, we continue to find a way through," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We continue to keep our game alive ... for the players, for the fans, for our clubs," "We perservere because that's what footy does – it always finds a way" External link

smh Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Yes, it's possible we'll play in north Queensland," External link

smh Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I'm confident players will embrace that," External link

smh Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "it's not for someone who's been a partner for a few weeks" External link

smh Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We continue to keep our game alive ... for the players, for the fans, for our clubs," "We perservere because that's what footy does – it always finds a way" External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Yes, it's possible we'll play in north Queensland," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I'm confident players will embrace that," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "it's not for someone who's been a partner for a few weeks" External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Yes, it's possible we'll play in north Queensland," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I'm confident players will embrace that," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "it's not for someone who's been a partner for a few weeks" External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We continue to keep our game alive ... for the players, for the fans," External link

watoday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I want to thank the Queensland Government for helping us in developing the appropriate protocols and arrangements that allow out teams to be based in the state and for the AFL season to continue for our supporters right around the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think that will be dependent entirely on what is going on in Victoria at the time. This government is making decisions that it needs to get this outbreak under control," External link

watoday Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In round seven, there is the prospect of 30,000 for the Collingwood, Geelong game in Perth. Then with a sell-out 60,000 for the local derby on the Sunday. That's good for footy everywhere," External link

watoday Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We will reassess our options depending on the COVID-19 situation across the country,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Everyone has to shoulder the load and bear the pain … we will work to make sure that by the end of the year it is as equitable as it can be,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think that will be dependent entirely on what is going on in Victoria at the time. This government is making decisions that it needs to get this outbreak under control," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 3, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In round seven, there is the prospect of 30,000 for the Collingwood, Geelong game in Perth. Then with a sell-out 60,000 for the local derby on the Sunday. That's good for footy everywhere," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 3, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think that will be dependent entirely on what is going on in Victoria at the time. This government is making decisions that it needs to get this outbreak under control," External link

theage Friday, July 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In round seven, there is the prospect of 30,000 for the Collingwood, Geelong game in Perth. Then with a sell-out 60,000 for the local derby on the Sunday. That's good for footy everywhere," External link

theage Friday, July 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There were some cracking games on the weekend and there were some average games. That's football, that's sport," External link

watoday Monday, June 29, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When we did our planning some months ago, you can do six to eight teams in most states," External link

theage Monday, June 29, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There were some cracking games on the weekend and there were some average games. That's football, that's sport," External link

theage Monday, June 29, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When we did our planning some months ago, you can do six to eight teams in most states," External link

smh Monday, June 29, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “In football, people love predictability, order, routine,” External link

aap-au Monday, June 29, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “They might not go back to Queensland, they might go other routes … we will have advice on that in the coming days,” External link

aap-au Monday, June 29, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “We have options on the table and we are ready if we need them,” “But at the moment we have got a fixture that is put out for this weekend and we will continue to look at things day-by-day” External link

aap-au Monday, June 29, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We had a series of experts, in terms of infectious diseases experts, we had people from labs and others, and there are people going through this and there will be a report produced," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 26, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "What I would say, there are wild theories and everything going around, I think it is accepted he (McKenna) went to some public openings, real estate openings, and to his host family, and both of those, if they were breaches, are marginal," "The theory of him doing behaviour that was risky, broadly was much riskier than that, none of that has been proven to be true" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 26, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He was tested on Wednesday and was negative and there was such a low level in his test on Friday that it came up as an irregularity," External link

qt Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan replied : "I don't have an answer (yet) but what I do know is we have time and flexibility," External link

qt Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We said at the outset of this crisis that we would make all decisions based on medical advice and our priority remains the health and safety of our players, staff and the wider community,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "All players and staff have been asked to isolate," External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Essendon player Conor McKenna returned a low-grade irregularity yesterday after being tested as part of our COVID-19 protocols,” External link

aap-au Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We said at the outset of this crisis that we would make all decisions based on medical advice," "We need to do the right thing. The right thing for our clubs and community is to postpone this game between Essendon and Melbourne" External link

smh Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There have been more than 13,000 tests, this is the first positive," External link

smh Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We said the outset we needed to be flexible and agile, and that's what we are going to be," "This is a reminder we are going to have to be our toes at all times" External link

smh Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We will be working with the [Victorian] Chief Medical Officer to do the close-contact tracing with Conor," External link

abc-au Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is that despite this arrangement and the extension by Seven Network, our football community still faces significant financial challenges over the coming years and we must remain vigilant on balancing investment in the next generation of participants and players while maintaining discipline on costs," External link

watoday Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is that despite this arrangement and the extension by Seven Network, our football community still faces significant financial challenges over the coming years and we must remain vigilant on balancing investment in the next generation of participants and players while maintaining discipline on costs," External link

theage Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "racism needs to be stamped out" "It is an important issue for our players, for our clubs and for the AFL," External link

yahoo-au Friday, June 12, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The football community still faces significant financial challenges over the coming years and we must remain vigilant on balancing investment in the next generation of participants and players while maintaining discipline on costs" External link

abc-au Friday, June 12, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We are pretty comfortable with where we have landed. While the agreement provides some long-term certainty, we know the COVID-19 has also impacted other revenue for the AFL and for clubs and that we will need to be disciplined and focused as a football community on how we continue to live within our means over the coming years," External link

smh Friday, June 12, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He is a great story ... I didn't quite realise how dark and difficult a spot he was in. It was amazing for him to get back," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 12, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He is a great story ... I didn't quite realise how dark and difficult a spot he was in. It was amazing for him to get back," External link

theage Friday, June 12, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He is a great story ... I didn't quite realise how dark and difficult a spot he was in. It was amazing for him to get back," External link

watoday Friday, June 12, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "racism needs to be stamped out" "It is an important issue for our players, for our clubs and for the AFL," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomical," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomical," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomical," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomic," External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomical," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomic,” External link

aap-au Monday, June 8, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan explained : "There's two parts to it - there's what is our peak debt and what does it look like and how aggressively do you want to pay it?" "And part of that is what happens with your cost base, what happens obviously with revenue, and the other part is much how you want to keep investing in your game as opposed to paying down debt" External link

watoday Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When you narrow it down to our Indigenous players, they are core to the game of Australian rules football and it is incumbent upon us, the AFL, our clubs, to lead on this issue and make sure that reduced soft caps and other decisions don't come at the expense of diversity," External link

watoday Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan explained : "There's two parts to it - there's what is our peak debt and what does it look like and how aggressively do you want to pay it?" "And part of that is what happens with your cost base, what happens obviously with revenue, and the other part is much how you want to keep investing in your game as opposed to paying down debt" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 5, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When you narrow it down to our Indigenous players, they are core to the game of Australian rules football and it is incumbent upon us, the AFL, our clubs, to lead on this issue and make sure that reduced soft caps and other decisions don't come at the expense of diversity," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 5, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan explained : "There's two parts to it - there's what is our peak debt and what does it look like and how aggressively do you want to pay it?" "And part of that is what happens with your cost base, what happens obviously with revenue, and the other part is much how you want to keep investing in your game as opposed to paying down debt" External link

smh Friday, June 5, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When you narrow it down to our Indigenous players, they are core to the game of Australian rules football and it is incumbent upon us, the AFL, our clubs, to lead on this issue and make sure that reduced soft caps and other decisions don't come at the expense of diversity," External link

smh Friday, June 5, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment platform in the United States and to be able to take our game, Australian Rules Football, to the millions of listeners via their sports programming is a partnership the AFL is proud to be a part of," External link

watoday Friday, June 5, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment platform in the United States and to be able to take our game, Australian Rules Football, to the millions of listeners via their sports programming is a partnership the AFL is proud to be a part of," External link

theage Friday, June 5, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We'll be shooting out of the blocks on Thursday. We've got great relationships will all of our broadcasters," "We're working through the impacts of this season and I don't think anyone should worry about it too much" External link

abc-au Friday, June 5, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're long-term partners and we'll get through it. There will be no problems," External link

abc-au Friday, June 5, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The digital option is certainly something that people are working on," External link

abc-au Friday, June 5, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "We have got agreements in place. We will be kicking out of the blocks on Thursday, have got great relationships with all of our broadcasters. We are working through the impacts of this season. I don't think anyone should worry about it too much," External link

theage Friday, June 5, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment platform in the United States and to be able to take our game, Australian Rules Football to the millions of listeners via their sports programming is a partnership the AFL is proud to be a part of," External link

finanznachrichten-en Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment platform in the United States and to be able to take our game, Australian Rules Football to the millions of listeners via their sports programming is a partnership the AFL is proud to be a part of," External link

4-traders Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It will depend on the circumstances, when and where they are in the week and what happens," External link

watoday Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “We’re going to be really tough on that now,” “It’s going to require a level of discipline from the playing group but they’ve signed up for that because they’re committed to getting our industry back on track and they want to play” External link

aap-au Friday, May 15, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Today in this brave new world ... I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning," External link

business-standard Friday, May 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Families can go to join the players. They will be under the same protocols and under a strict set of protocols that have been worked through with the Queensland government,” he said at a press conference at Marvel Stadium on Friday. The AFL boss stressed the league would remain adaptive to circumstances and the fixture flexible during the 16 rounds and four-week finals system. West Coast and Fremantle would be housed at accommodation at The Pines Resort and Adelaide and Port players at the Mercure Resort, with the league agreeing to player requests for the hub arrangement to be continually reviewed with the AFLPA, clubs and WA and SA governments. “We recognise the great collaboration and understanding with our WA and SA clubs and their support for ensuring we get a full national competition under way," "We know we are going to need to retain maximum flexibility with the fixture to allow for home games in each state should circumstances change" External link

watoday Friday, May 15, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Today I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning,” “All players and returning football department staff are being tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to the club and that testing is continuing today. All players will be undergoing education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL will implement protocols over and above the government restrictions to protect the health and safety of every member of our industry and the wider community,” “These have been developed with the advice of the federal, state and territory governments along with the relevant chief health officers as well as the AFL's own medical team and with consultation with players, coaches and clubs” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Families can go to join the players. They will be under the same protocols and under a strict set of protocols that have been worked through with the Queensland government,” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Today I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning,” “All players and returning football department staff are being tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to the club and that testing is continuing today. All players will be undergoing education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL will implement protocols over and above the government restrictions to protect the health and safety of every member of our industry and the wider community,” “These have been developed with the advice of the federal, state and territory governments along with the relevant chief health officers as well as the AFL's own medical team and with consultation with players, coaches and clubs” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Families can go to join the players. They will be under the same protocols and under a strict set of protocols that have been worked through with the Queensland government,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Today I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning,” “All players and returning football department staff are being tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to the club and that testing is continuing today. All players will be undergoing education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL will implement protocols over and above the government restrictions to protect the health and safety of every member of our industry and the wider community,” “These have been developed with the advice of the Federal, State and Territory governments along with the relevant Chief Health Officers as well as the AFL's own medical team and with consultation with players, coaches and clubs” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Families can go to join the players. They will be under the same protocols and under a strict set of protocols that have been worked through with the Queensland government,” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Our 2020 AFL premiership season will resume on Thursday June 11," External link

trust Friday, May 15, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "All players are taking education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow including rigorous ongoing screening and regular testing throughout both the training and return to play period," External link

trust Friday, May 15, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Today I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning,” “All players and returning football department staff are being tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to the club and that testing is continuing today. All players will be undergoing education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow” External link

smh Friday, May 15, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL will implement protocols over and above the government restrictions to protect the health and safety of every member of our industry and the wider community,” “These have been developed with the advice of the federal, state and territory governments along with the relevant chief health officers as well as the AFL's own medical team and with consultation with players, coaches and clubs” External link

smh Friday, May 15, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We’ll be training for a few weeks, enough to make sure the players and the clubs and the coaches feel that they’ve had the right body of work to play matches without significant risk of injury,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 15, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I feel that we've got everything in place now to announce we'll be back to training on this coming Monday," External link

qt Friday, May 15, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I'm happy to say we'll be getting going training on Monday," External link

nampa Friday, May 15, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What we've said for equity, training won't start until each state has agreed they can go to Level B so that we actually start together," External link

abc-au Monday, May 4, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We have set that as a target,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “They’re the last two pieces and then we’ll be able to start rolling out things like fixtures and training dates and season start dates,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “They [players] have a responsibility to their teammates, their clubs, the industry and to the community and that won’t be something there’ll be huge negotiations on,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 1, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “They [players] have a responsibility to their teammates, their clubs, the industry and to the community and that won’t be something there’ll be huge negotiations on,” External link

watoday Friday, May 1, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “They [players] have a responsibility to their teammates, their clubs, the industry and to the community and that won’t be something there’ll be huge negotiations on,” External link

smh Friday, May 1, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The guys (AFL officials) are — or will be — talking to every state and there's a set of criteria that's being looked at," External link

abc-au Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan wrote : "We would like to explore the opportunity to work with the Northern Territory Government to establish a Hub in or (around) Darwin for approximately eight weeks with up to 600 people," "This would involve eight or ten AFL Clubs, playing matches out of TIO Stadium and a secondary venue" External link

qt Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan wrote : “The timetable we will now work to is the week beginning May 11 when we will be able to provide full details for clubs and supporters on a proposed date for a resumption of training and return to play,” External link

aap-au Friday, April 24, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan wrote : “The AFL’s current thinking is to establish quarantine zones, limit travel and reduce contact with the public by establishing an Olympic Village-style model,” “A village will essentially consist of a hotel that is solely dedicated to the AFL industry to enable the control of external people entering, ideally based on extensive grounds such as a golf resort or winery that allows personnel to move around freely in a quarantined zone without public interaction” External link

aap-au Friday, April 24, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The guys (AFL officials) are — or will be — talking to every state and there's a set of criteria that's being looked at," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “The guys are, or will be, talking to every state and there’s a set of criteria that’s being looked at,” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "We know Anzac Day is not going to happen. But I have had correspondence and people asking if we can somehow do our bit to tie football to Anzac Day, for our industry to do its little bit to acknowledge the contributions of so many men and women," External link

watoday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "No, I don't have a specific one," External link

qt Monday, April 20, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It is only because we have technically said we would push as late as we could in 2020 to get the season away," External link

qt Monday, April 20, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think that's going to be challenging this year, that doesn't mean it won't happen later in the year," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 20, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think that's going to be challenging this year, that doesn't mean it won't happen later in the year," External link

theage Monday, April 20, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told ( about Brett Sutton ) : “I take a line through what Brett Sutton said … (and) I think that’s going to be challenging (to host crowds) this year,” External link

aap-au Monday, April 20, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “Victoria has extraordinary proximate facilities, so there are obviously opportunities, like there are in every state to various levels,” External link

aap-au Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “Clearly drink-driving is just completely unacceptable in any aspect of the community, we know that, as is breaching lockdown laws – these are things that are pretty cut and dry,” External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “People make mistakes, he’s made it seems clearly a significant mistake here, but young men do that, he’s a vice-captain of the club, so he’s a leader,” External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “Clearly drink-driving is just completely unacceptable in any aspect of the community, we know that, as is breaching lockdown laws – these are things that are pretty cut and dry,” External link

smh Friday, April 17, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “People make mistakes, he’s made it seems clearly a significant mistake here, but young men do that, he’s a vice-captain of the club, so he’s a leader,” External link

smh Friday, April 17, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I don’t know where we’ll land on (hubs), there are a range of options,” External link

aap-au Friday, April 17, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan replied : “What we’ve been clear on is that wherever we go we’ll be in lock step with the advice of governments,” External link

aap-au Friday, April 17, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “Clearly drink-driving is just completely unacceptable in any aspect of the community, we know that, as is breaching lockdown laws – these are things that are pretty cut and dry,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “People make mistakes, he’s made it seems clearly a significant mistake here, but young men do that, he’s a vice-captain of the club, so he’s a leader,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Drink-driving is just unacceptable in any aspect," "And the rules around quarantine in our community are very clear as well" External link

qt Friday, April 17, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I’m not going to go into this specific case because I need to establish exactly what the facts are, but drink driving is completely unacceptable in any aspect of the community,” External link

aap-au Friday, April 17, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The decision we make will have the support of the relevant government authorities and their medical officers," "We're better placed every day to make that decision, I think, as things become clearer and the more we're able to consult with key government and medical partners who have a greater level of data and insight into what's going on" External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When the exact start date is, I don't have an answer, other than we're committed to being out informing our supporters and the public and others by the end of April," External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It's incumbent upon us to look at every option and that ranges from playing the way we have historically to various levels of quarantine," "We are working with the right people ... to get a considered view about the right way to take us forward" External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think it is challenging to think of going beyond 22 rounds ... it might be possible, we'll have a look at it, but instinctively there are some structural challenges to doing that," External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's 22 players playing every weekend under a new list size or the current list size. There is the same amount of (players in reserve)," "There's not less jobs, it's just a different configuration to put your list together" External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I am optimistic and as confident as I can be that all 144 games will be played this year," "I am optimistic of a return-to-train date and a resumption-of-play date and we are still confident we can get to that position by the end of April without being completely definitive on that [when the announcement is]" External link

watoday Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The decision we make will have the support of the relevant government authorities and their medical officers,” “We’re better placed every day to make that decision, I think, as things become clearer and the more we’re able to consult with key government and medical partners who have a greater level of data and insight into what’s going on” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “When the exact start date is, I don’t have an answer, other than we’re committed to being out informing our supporters and the public and others by the end of April,” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s incumbent upon us to look at every option and that ranges from playing the way we have historically to various levels of quarantine,” “We are working with the right people … to get a considered view about the right way to take us forward” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about George Michael ) : “This isolation is a new thing. You sort of end up with a George Michael beard. I hope you’re taking the time to exercise, because that’s appropriate, doing what the government says. Doing the best you can to take care of yourselves. Reach out to friends, family, me, anyone you need to if you’re doing it tough,” External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

smh Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I think people understand. The clubs and the AFL, for so many people is so important,” External link

watoday Friday, April 3, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Of course. If they need it, they can (get refunds). But clearly we'd love them to stay because our industry is in a battle and our clubs are in a battle to get through and the membership is their lifeblood," External link

qt Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The first thing is about the individual and their circumstances, we've got people who have to stay safe and get through this tough period. The second part of that is clearly the footy clubs are reliant on club membership," External link

qt Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "What we're saying is: OK, what is the drop dead date to get 17 rounds away? And it's certainly later than June 1. We can get our season away later than that," External link

qt Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it," External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it," External link

theage Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Those for whom the footy club is almost part of their family, if they're able to maintain their membership and keep going, it will go a long way to getting their clubs through this and that's Ed's point. I think it is important and you've got to marry the two priorities up," "Clearly the footy clubs rely on club membership and for those who have been making a contribution because of that connection and that loyalty for such a long time, if they're able to keep their membership it goes a long way to keeping the club sustainable" External link

abc-au Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What we're saying is 'What is the drop-dead date to get 17 rounds away?'" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What we're saying is 'What is the drop-dead date to get 17 rounds away?'" External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What we're saying is 'What is the drop-dead date to get 17 rounds away?'" External link

theage Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “What we’re saying is ‘what is the drop-dead date to get 17 rounds away?'” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're working with the clubs on securing their futures through a revised funding model," "We've been dealing with the financial situation at hand, talk of the current 18 clubs in the current structure and them coming out exactly the same at the end of this year" External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're working with the clubs on securing their futures through a revised funding model," "We've been dealing with the financial situation at hand, talk of the current 18 clubs in the current structure and them coming out exactly the same at the end of this year" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Our guys are working through it, but it feels like it's going to apply to people in the industry who have been stood down. It's obviously a huge plus and an incredibly positive thing for so many people," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “We’re working with the clubs on securing their futures through a revised funding model,” “We’ve been dealing with the financial situation at hand, talk of the current 18 clubs in the current structure and them coming out exactly the same at the end of this year” External link

aap-au Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “This was an incredibly strong announcement by the Federal Government,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I reckon Boxing Day is important to cricket. If we're all working together to work through venue issues and others, I think Boxing Day is a cricket day and has been for a long time," "It's Melbourne's Test match day and if that's going ahead then I reckon we'd be churlish to say, 'Yeah, we're going to play on Boxing Day'" External link

watoday Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I reckon Boxing Day is important to cricket. If we're all working together to work through venue issues and others, I think Boxing Day is a cricket day and has been for a long time," "It's Melbourne's Test match day and if that's going ahead then I reckon we'd be churlish to say, 'Yeah, we're going to play on Boxing Day'" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I reckon Boxing Day is important to cricket. If we're all working together to work through venue issues and others, I think Boxing Day is a cricket day and has been for a long time," "It's Melbourne's Test match day and if that's going ahead then I reckon we'd be churlish to say, 'Yeah, we're going to play on Boxing Day'" External link

theage Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're going into this with 18 clubs and we'll go out with 18 clubs," External link

qt Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The football community is - like businesses across every sector - still very much in the financial fight of its life with the losses this year stretching to many hundreds of millions of dollars," "What this means is we have a chance to get through but we will only get through this period if we are united as an industry and every one of us at all levels of the AFL continue to make the hard decisions to drastically and urgently cut costs" External link

qt Monday, March 30, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Commission ) : "To repeat what I said when the AFL Commission made the decision to suspend the 2020 season, this is the most serious threat to our game in our history," External link

abc-au Monday, March 30, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "As long as it's appropriate in that context, we'll do what we need to do," External link

watoday Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We will do whatever we need as long as we’re prioritising the health and safety of our players and the community,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “We’re in an incredibly uncertain time, to state the obvious,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I know that we go into this hiatus with 18 clubs, we’ll come out with 18 clubs and we will have an industry to go forward with,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “What I do know is that we’ll be ready (in a practical sense) because we’ll have a unified playing group, unified clubs and a unified industry,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What I am confident about is that there will be a draft and there will be a lot of unexposed form and it will throw its own challenges and opportunities," External link

theage Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "As long as it's appropriate in that context, we'll do what we need to do," External link

theage Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I know it has been tough on everyone in football but it was important that we come together to get through this crisis," External link

firstpost Friday, March 27, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I know it has been tough on everyone in football but it was important that we come together to get through this crisis,” External link

aap-au Friday, March 27, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “The AFL has moved to suspend the 2020 AFL premiership season at the conclusion of this weekend’s matches,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This has been a very tough day for every member of our team," External link

newshub Monday, March 23, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “This has been a very tough day for every member of our team. I am enormously proud of the team that works at the AFL, which makes these steps so difficult to undertake,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 23, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I never thought it would come to this,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 23, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “This has been a very tough day for every member of our team,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 23, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “The AFL has moved to suspend the 2020 AFL premiership season at the conclusion of this weekend’s matches,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 23, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

worcesternews Monday, March 23, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

newsandstar Monday, March 23, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I never thought it would come to this,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 23, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

thecourier Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history, but our key priority is to do everything possible to keep players, staff and supporters healthy and well through this pandemic,” External link

aap-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was the right decision to start the season, and clearly it is now the right decision to stop. " External link

irishmirror Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement," External link

news18 Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “The AFL has moved to suspend the 2020 AFL premiership season at the conclusion of this weekend’s matches,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I don’t know where this goes … we can’t indefinitely stay locked down … I don’t know when that gets better,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a challenge but we will get there … we are working collectively to secure liquidity so we can protect the AFL and all our 18 clubs” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Our industry provides livelihoods for thousands and thousands of people but our key focus at the moment – like every organisation in the country – is to do everything that needs to be done to help slow the spread of this virus ,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : ''We will review the situation by the end of April to determine whether a further suspension period would be required,'' External link

koreatimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history, but our key priority is to do everything possible to keep players, staff and supporters healthy and well through this pandemic," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I don’t know where this goes … we can’t indefinitely stay locked down … I don’t know when that gets better,” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a challenge but we will get there … we are working collectively to secure liquidity so we can protect the AFL and all our 18 clubs” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Our industry provides livelihoods for thousands and thousands of people but our key focus at the moment – like every organisation in the country – is to do everything that needs to be done to help slow the spread of this virus ,” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history, but our key priority is to do everything possible to keep players, staff and supporters healthy and well through this pandemic,” External link

aap-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The decision by various state governments to close their borders and travel bans and other measures, meant it was time to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was the right decision to start the season and today it is clearly now the right decision to stop," "That is why we have acted immediately to take this step to play our role in the community and protect the long-term future of our game. The AFL plan is to play all remaining 144 games plus finals this year" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's no winners today. I think the decision was incredibly disappointing. The decision ended up being obvious today, but we would have loved to have finished [the season]" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We will review the situation by the end of April to determine whether a further suspension period would be required," "The decision by various state governments to close their borders, travel bans and other measures meant it was time for the AFL to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions" External link

japantoday Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It was incredibly disappointing and I think the decision ended up being obvious today, but I would’ve loved to have finished (the season),” External link

aap-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history, but our key priority is to do everything possible to keep players, staff and supporters healthy and well through this pandemic," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We will review the situation by the end of April to determine whether a further suspension period would be required," "The decision by various state governments to close their borders, travel bans and other measures meant it was time for the AFL to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions" External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The AFL has moved to suspend the 2020 AFL premiership season at the conclusion of this weekend's matches," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history," "To say that this is the most serious threat to our game in the last 100 years is an understatement" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was discussed whether it would be the minor premier, there was a leader [Fremantle] or whether you could do a ranking with percentage but in the end it would have been all contrived," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I don’t know where this goes … we can’t indefinitely stay locked down … I don’t know when that gets better,” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a challenge but we will get there … we are working collectively to secure liquidity so we can protect the AFL and all our 18 clubs” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Our industry provides livelihoods for thousands and thousands of people but our key focus at the moment – like every organisation in the country – is to do everything that needs to be done to help slow the spread of this virus and to keep people as healthy as possible,” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was discussed whether it would be the minor premier, there was a leader [Fremantle] or whether you could do a ranking with percentage but in the end it would have been all contrived," External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Today, after a meeting with the AFL commission, the AFL has moved to immediately suspend the 2020 Toyota AFL premiership season," External link

qt Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I know this is a stressful time for all our staff and our families," External link

smh Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was discussed whether it would be the minor premier, there was a leader [Fremantle] or whether you could do a ranking with percentage but in the end it would have been all contrived," External link

smh Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The decision by various state governments to close their borders and travel bans and other measures, meant it was time to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's no winners today. I think the decision was incredibly disappointing. The decision ended up being obvious today, but we would have loved to have finished [the season]" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We will review the situation by the end of April to determine whether a further suspension period would be required," "The decision by various state governments to close their borders, travel bans and other measures meant it was time for the AFL to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions" External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "To say that this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement. It is unprecedented in its impact," "As a community and as a code we all need to take the unprecedented and required actions to get through this together" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's no winners today. I think the decision was incredibly disappointing. The decision ended up being obvious today, but we would have loved to have finished [the season]" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Today after a meeting of the AFL commission the AFL has moved to immediately suspend the 2020 Toyota AFL premiership seasons," External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a challenge but we will get there … we are working collectively to secure liquidity so we can protect the AFL and all our 18 clubs” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Today's inflection point has been reached with wide consultation including conversations with the Australian chief medical officer," "Our 17-round season becomes a 153-game journey. We have to be agile and flexible. The games will be shortened. Quarters will be 16 minutes plus time on" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT



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boss13.03%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
chief executive28.61%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
executive24.36%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
ceo16.43%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
host0.57%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
chief executive officer0.85%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
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Xavier Campbell said ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "It wasn’t any different to the focus that Gillon and the AFL have had over the past 8 eight weeks around our licence to play and continue our season. We discussed the fact that we all need to buy into it," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Xavier Campbell said ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "It wasn’t any different to the focus that Gillon and the AFL have had over the past 8 eight weeks around our licence to play and continue our season. We discussed the fact that we all need to buy into it," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Tom Browne ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "BT, (AFL CEO) Gillon McLachlan in a briefing …" External link

qt Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

watoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Lloyd Williams says ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : ''Gil McLachlan should realise the VRC has had those dates [the end of October/start of November] long before the AFL existed,'' External link

theage Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

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Gillon McLachlan said : "Short answer is I don't know. I hope so," "Discussions are ongoing with the players' association. They're not probably progressing at light speed, but we'll get there and clearly it would be better to know that prior to the trade period, I accept that" External link

theage Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan commented : "I'm not saying we're the number one sport now in Queensland but it's certainly nice to be in the conversation," External link

abc-au Friday, October 23, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We as an industry prepared for the worst, and we pretty much got most of the worst," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It gave us an envelope we could target," "With 17 rounds, we knew we could get there and have a season of integrity" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I believe our industry keeps secrets in-house when things are important," "I think the more frivolous things get out" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The trick then was starting, knowing it was almost inevitable you'd be stopping," "Some had doubts, but it was the right decision by all parties. I think it gave us a peg in the sand. It was the right decision to start, the right decision to stop" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In some ways, it was simpler," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "A word that was put into our lexicon very early by [then chief federal health officer] Brendan Murphy was 'proportionate risk'," "It was an articulation that stuck with us. [It was] health and wellbeing as a priority, but [there was] also the game, and the economy of it, and the impact on so many Australians. We had to get going" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Annastacia Palaszczuk ) : "When the walls were closing in, Premier [Annastacia] Palaszczuk saying, 'Yeah, come', and then announcing it in parliament within the hour," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The bail-out option was to go into very hard hubs," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They've created this virtuous circle," "Everyone has bought into this season. They've nurtured the game, and I feel the game has nurtured them, in this really terrible year" External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We as an industry prepared for the worst, and we pretty much got most of the worst," External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It gave us an envelope we could target," "With 17 rounds, we knew we could get there and have a season of integrity" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I believe our industry keeps secrets in-house when things are important," "I think the more frivolous things get out" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The trick then was starting, knowing it was almost inevitable you'd be stopping," "Some had doubts, but it was the right decision by all parties. I think it gave us a peg in the sand. It was the right decision to start, the right decision to stop" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In some ways, it was simpler," External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "A word that was put into our lexicon very early by [then chief federal health officer] Brendan Murphy was 'proportionate risk'," "It was an articulation that stuck with us. [It was] health and wellbeing as a priority, but [there was] also the game, and the economy of it, and the impact on so many Australians. We had to get going" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Annastacia Palaszczuk ) : "When the walls were closing in, Premier [Annastacia] Palaszczuk saying, 'Yeah, come', and then announcing it in parliament within the hour," External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The bail-out option was to go into very hard hubs," External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They've created this virtuous circle," "Everyone has bought into this season. They've nurtured the game, and I feel the game has nurtured them, in this really terrible year" External link

theherald-au Friday, October 23, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We as an industry prepared for the worst, and we pretty much got most of the worst," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It gave us an envelope we could target," "With 17 rounds, we knew we could get there and have a season of integrity" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I believe our industry keeps secrets in-house when things are important," "I think the more frivolous things get out" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The trick then was starting, knowing it was almost inevitable you'd be stopping," "Some had doubts, but it was the right decision by all parties. I think it gave us a peg in the sand. It was the right decision to start, the right decision to stop" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In some ways, it was simpler," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "A word that was put into our lexicon very early by [then chief federal health officer] Brendan Murphy was 'proportionate risk'," "It was an articulation that stuck with us. [It was] health and wellbeing as a priority, but [there was] also the game, and the economy of it, and the impact on so many Australians. We had to get going" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Annastacia Palaszczuk ) : "When the walls were closing in, Premier [Annastacia] Palaszczuk saying, 'Yeah, come', and then announcing it in parliament within the hour," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The bail-out option was to go into very hard hubs," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They've created this virtuous circle," "Everyone has bought into this season. They've nurtured the game, and I feel the game has nurtured them, in this really terrible year" External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We as an industry prepared for the worst, and we pretty much got most of the worst," External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It gave us an envelope we could target," "With 17 rounds, we knew we could get there and have a season of integrity" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I believe our industry keeps secrets in-house when things are important," "I think the more frivolous things get out" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The trick then was starting, knowing it was almost inevitable you'd be stopping," "Some had doubts, but it was the right decision by all parties. I think it gave us a peg in the sand. It was the right decision to start, the right decision to stop" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In some ways, it was simpler," External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Brendan Murphy ) : "A word that was put into our lexicon very early by [then chief federal health officer] Brendan Murphy was 'proportionate risk'," "It was an articulation that stuck with us. [It was] health and wellbeing as a priority, but [there was] also the game, and the economy of it, and the impact on so many Australians. We had to get going" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Annastacia Palaszczuk ) : "When the walls were closing in, Premier [Annastacia] Palaszczuk saying, 'Yeah, come', and then announcing it in parliament within the hour," External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The bail-out option was to go into very hard hubs," External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They've created this virtuous circle," "Everyone has bought into this season. They've nurtured the game, and I feel the game has nurtured them, in this really terrible year" External link

smh Friday, October 23, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is this season will not look like any other," External link

theage Friday, October 23, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is this season will not look like any other," External link

watoday Friday, October 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think you create the right environment and players make decisions for their own reasons," "I think that's how the system works" External link

theherald-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The way it is just how it's always been," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think you create the right environment and players make decisions for their own reasons," "I think that's how the system works" External link

watoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The way it is just how it's always been," External link

watoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think you create the right environment and players make decisions for their own reasons," "I think that's how the system works" External link

theage Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The way it is just how it's always been," External link

theage Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The Queensland community has whole heartedly welcomed the AFL family over the last few months, and we look forward to getting as many Queenslanders to the biggest and best event on the Australian sporting calendar," External link

abc-au Monday, October 19, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Queensland Tourism ) : "This is going to be the hardest-fought premiership, it couldn’t be more hard-fought for those two clubs - to be away for so long and to fight through and win preliminary finals against home clubs, and they deserve to be there," "I would just like to thank Queenslanders for coming, watching and supporting and embracing us, from the top of Queensland down to the Queensland border" External link

theage Monday, October 19, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It will be all Australian artists this year, and then we also involve the community – children, adults, community performers and volunteers who get the chance to be watched by 3 or 4 million people,” External link

theage Saturday, October 3, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Our view is clear and unequivocal. Violence against women is never OK in any circumstance, ever," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Violence against women in any form is abhorrent and we strongly condemn it," External link

bordermail Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There were absolutely periods where you didn't know where you were going the next day," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We had $1 billion of costs and no revenue in late March and no season," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He is an incredibly worthy presenter and one of the all-time greats in the history of the AFL league," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, September 28, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I am confident people understand their responsibility," External link

theage Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I am confident people understand their responsibility," External link

watoday Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Violence against women in any form is abhorrent and we strongly condemn it," External link

smh Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Danny Frawley ) : "Danny Frawley was a life member of the AFL, as the time he gave to the game as a player and coach with St Kilda and Richmond reflected both the dedication and skill needed to succeed and endure at the highest level," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "These are decisions the health department has signed off on," External link

9news Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We were sort of landing this in the last 24 hours," "Daylight saving had an impact. We just need to finesse that with broadcasters and others" External link

abc-au Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think a preliminary final is difficult ... I think week one is possible, I think it's more difficult after that," External link

abc-au Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Clearly people will have a look at it," "It won't be so foreign, I'm sure, and you will debate it on its merits afterwards" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We'll get the chance to have a look at some stuff, for sure," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Clearly people will have a look at it," "It won't be so foreign, I'm sure, and you will debate it on its merits afterwards" External link

watoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We'll get the chance to have a look at some stuff, for sure," External link

watoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Giles Thompson ) : "I've been talking with the clubs and with Giles Thompson and others of Racing Victoria. I know when they want to run the Cox Plate and a night grand final will suit them just fine," "That was our commitment. It's not why we made that decision, but I know racing is going to be OK" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It will be a hybrid event," External link

smh Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Giles Thompson ) : "I've been talking with the clubs and with Giles Thompson and others of Racing Victoria. I know when they want to run the Cox Plate and a night grand final will suit them just fine," "That was our commitment. It's not why we made that decision, but I know racing is going to be OK" External link

theage Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It will be a hybrid event," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland... the Covid-19 pandemic has left a cloud over our community and our game," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This has been a season like no other -- Queensland welcomed our game and we look forward to now working with the Queensland government to successfully stage the biggest event on the AFL calendar," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

theage Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland... the Covid-19 pandemic has left a cloud over our community and our game," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This has been a season like no other -- Queensland welcomed our game and we look forward to now working with the Queensland government to successfully stage the biggest event on the AFL calendar," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland... the Covid-19 pandemic has left a cloud over our community and our game," External link

afp-en Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This has been a season like no other -- Queensland welcomed our game and we look forward to now working with the Queensland government to successfully stage the biggest event on the AFL calendar," External link

afp-en Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think, in the end, in Queensland there was a view around the industry that given all the work they had done to help us, with so many teams based up here, that that is probably the overriding factor," External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We know that this is a tough time for all Victorians, and our thoughts are with the Victorian community," External link

watoday Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Danny Frawley ) : “We have strengthened match day protocols for the identification and management of concussion, we continue to change the Laws of the Game to discourage high contact and also moved earlier this season to change the tribunal rules to more strictly sanction tackles that endanger the head. The ARC which we introduced in the last year has also provided another opportunity to identify potential concussive incidents through the use of world leading video technology,” "In our discussions Anita (Frawley) has been really clear that she wants the learnings from Danny’s death to continue to provide a benefit to sport and we will continue to work with Anita and the family and researchers to learn as much as we can and to continue to make whatever changes are necessary to keep the people who play our game safe" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Danny Frawley ) : “We have strengthened match day protocols for the identification and management of concussion, we continue to change the Laws of the Game to discourage high contact and also moved earlier this season to change the tribunal rules to more strictly sanction tackles that endanger the head. The ARC which we introduced in the last year has also provided another opportunity to identify potential concussive incidents through the use of world leading video technology,” "In our discussions Anita (Frawley) has been really clear that she wants the learnings from Danny’s death to continue to provide a benefit to sport and we will continue to work with Anita and the family and researchers to learn as much as we can and to continue to make whatever changes are necessary to keep the people who play our game safe" External link

theage Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Danny Frawley ) : "Danny's family ensured that his passing served as a message to many people — men in particular — on the importance of listening and learning to each other and ensuring that our friends and families are coping," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We have strengthened match day protocols for the identification and management of concussion, we continue to change the laws of the game to discourage high contact and also moved earlier this season to change the Tribunal rules to more strictly sanction tackles that endanger the head," "The ARC (AFL Review Centre) which we introduced in the last year has also provided another opportunity to identify potential concussive incidents through the use of world leading video technology" External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think we've been pretty consistent, we're aiming for the end of August [for a decision]," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "For our industry and game to emerge stronger from this ongoing COVID-19 challenge and the increased uncertainty we face over coming years, we need to significantly change our business model for not only the AFL but the wider football community. We have very clear priorities that we need to focus on, and I am confident that we have made the right decisions around the structure needed to deliver on those key priorities," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, August 24, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is that we will lose talented, committed, passionate football people from our organisation and that is incredibly difficult, but this pandemic has forced every business, every family and every individual to take steps that no-one had planned," "The necessity of operating differently during the pandemic, along with experiencing a reduction in revenue, has forced us to explore and understand what we can do differently and what we are capable of, and also what we need to continue to achieve to keep the industry strong. I am very grateful for all those who have worked tirelessly to ensure our successful return to play" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, August 24, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The reality is that we will lose talented, committed, passionate football people from our organisation and that is incredibly difficult, but this pandemic has forced every business, every family and every individual to take steps that no-one had planned,” “The necessity of operating differently during the pandemic, along with experiencing a reduction in revenue, has forced us to explore and understand what we can do differently and what we are capable of, and also what we need to continue to achieve to keep the industry strong” External link

aap-au Monday, August 24, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Everyone is assessed on its merits," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, August 21, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Everyone is assessed on its merits," External link

theage Friday, August 21, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I think we’ve been pretty consistent that we’re aiming for the end of August,” External link

aap-au Friday, August 21, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Our message is clear, if you are going post racists comments online at our players, then there is no place in football for you," External link

qt Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Our message is clear, if you are going post racists comments online at our players, then there is no place in football for you," External link

theage Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Some things we never thought we could do with four-day breaks or the uncertainty or the level of change, I think the industry's surprised itself so there's opportunity," External link

abc-au Friday, August 14, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "They're the two things we're marrying. You've got momentum and certainty in getting things done while things are in your control," External link

abc-au Friday, August 14, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's four great options and we'll run a process," External link

abc-au Friday, August 14, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan admitted : "it's not normal but it's part of the year and it's part of the story" External link

abc-au Friday, August 14, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I don't want to sound too sort of structured about this but we have got a contract to play the grand final at the MCG and until that changes that's where the grand final will be," External link

qt Friday, August 7, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I don't want to sound too sort of structured about this but we have got a contract to play the grand final at the MCG and until that changes that's where the grand final will be," External link

smh Friday, August 7, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I don't want to sound too sort of structured about this but we have got a contract to play the grand final at the MCG and until that changes that's where the grand final will be," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, August 7, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I don't want to sound too sort of structured about this but we have got a contract to play the grand final at the MCG and until that changes that's where the grand final will be," External link

theage Friday, August 7, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a unique opportunity to create a new product for our supporters and members,” External link

guardian Monday, July 27, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I’m pretty confident it’s going to be two clubs going to Cairns, it may be more, but my best understanding is it will be two clubs,” External link

aap-au Friday, July 24, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're banking games while we can, while everything is going well and we've got the opportunity to get games away," External link

watoday Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're banking games while we can, while everything is going well and we've got the opportunity to get games away," External link

theage Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s possible we play in north Queensland, Cairns,” “It doesn’t rule out us playing games from Queensland, in the Northern Territory or Tasmania. We will continue to have conversations with those governments” External link

guardian Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “There’s a forward plan and a commitment in Western Australia for at least the next seven weeks,” “We are not able to announce the future fixtures yet, however we are working with the AFLPA and clubs on what compression is possible” External link

guardian Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This is a clear plan that makes Queensland the base and provides greater certainly for everyone," External link

watoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We continue to keep our game alive ... for the players, for the fans, for our clubs," "We persevere because that's what footy does – it always finds a way" External link

watoday Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Amongst all the changes, challenges, good days and bad ones, we continue to find a way through," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We continue to keep our game alive ... for the players, for the fans, for our clubs," "We perservere because that's what footy does – it always finds a way" External link

smh Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Yes, it's possible we'll play in north Queensland," External link

smh Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I'm confident players will embrace that," External link

smh Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "it's not for someone who's been a partner for a few weeks" External link

smh Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We continue to keep our game alive ... for the players, for the fans, for our clubs," "We perservere because that's what footy does – it always finds a way" External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Yes, it's possible we'll play in north Queensland," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I'm confident players will embrace that," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "it's not for someone who's been a partner for a few weeks" External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Yes, it's possible we'll play in north Queensland," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I'm confident players will embrace that," External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "it's not for someone who's been a partner for a few weeks" External link

theage Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We continue to keep our game alive ... for the players, for the fans," External link

watoday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I want to thank the Queensland Government for helping us in developing the appropriate protocols and arrangements that allow out teams to be based in the state and for the AFL season to continue for our supporters right around the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think that will be dependent entirely on what is going on in Victoria at the time. This government is making decisions that it needs to get this outbreak under control," External link

watoday Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In round seven, there is the prospect of 30,000 for the Collingwood, Geelong game in Perth. Then with a sell-out 60,000 for the local derby on the Sunday. That's good for footy everywhere," External link

watoday Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We will reassess our options depending on the COVID-19 situation across the country,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Everyone has to shoulder the load and bear the pain … we will work to make sure that by the end of the year it is as equitable as it can be,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think that will be dependent entirely on what is going on in Victoria at the time. This government is making decisions that it needs to get this outbreak under control," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 3, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In round seven, there is the prospect of 30,000 for the Collingwood, Geelong game in Perth. Then with a sell-out 60,000 for the local derby on the Sunday. That's good for footy everywhere," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 3, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I think that will be dependent entirely on what is going on in Victoria at the time. This government is making decisions that it needs to get this outbreak under control," External link

theage Friday, July 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "In round seven, there is the prospect of 30,000 for the Collingwood, Geelong game in Perth. Then with a sell-out 60,000 for the local derby on the Sunday. That's good for footy everywhere," External link

theage Friday, July 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There were some cracking games on the weekend and there were some average games. That's football, that's sport," External link

watoday Monday, June 29, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When we did our planning some months ago, you can do six to eight teams in most states," External link

theage Monday, June 29, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There were some cracking games on the weekend and there were some average games. That's football, that's sport," External link

theage Monday, June 29, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When we did our planning some months ago, you can do six to eight teams in most states," External link

smh Monday, June 29, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “In football, people love predictability, order, routine,” External link

aap-au Monday, June 29, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “They might not go back to Queensland, they might go other routes … we will have advice on that in the coming days,” External link

aap-au Monday, June 29, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “We have options on the table and we are ready if we need them,” “But at the moment we have got a fixture that is put out for this weekend and we will continue to look at things day-by-day” External link

aap-au Monday, June 29, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We had a series of experts, in terms of infectious diseases experts, we had people from labs and others, and there are people going through this and there will be a report produced," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 26, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "What I would say, there are wild theories and everything going around, I think it is accepted he (McKenna) went to some public openings, real estate openings, and to his host family, and both of those, if they were breaches, are marginal," "The theory of him doing behaviour that was risky, broadly was much riskier than that, none of that has been proven to be true" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 26, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He was tested on Wednesday and was negative and there was such a low level in his test on Friday that it came up as an irregularity," External link

qt Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan replied : "I don't have an answer (yet) but what I do know is we have time and flexibility," External link

qt Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We said at the outset of this crisis that we would make all decisions based on medical advice and our priority remains the health and safety of our players, staff and the wider community,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "All players and staff have been asked to isolate," External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Essendon player Conor McKenna returned a low-grade irregularity yesterday after being tested as part of our COVID-19 protocols,” External link

aap-au Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We said at the outset of this crisis that we would make all decisions based on medical advice," "We need to do the right thing. The right thing for our clubs and community is to postpone this game between Essendon and Melbourne" External link

smh Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There have been more than 13,000 tests, this is the first positive," External link

smh Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We said the outset we needed to be flexible and agile, and that's what we are going to be," "This is a reminder we are going to have to be our toes at all times" External link

smh Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We will be working with the [Victorian] Chief Medical Officer to do the close-contact tracing with Conor," External link

abc-au Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is that despite this arrangement and the extension by Seven Network, our football community still faces significant financial challenges over the coming years and we must remain vigilant on balancing investment in the next generation of participants and players while maintaining discipline on costs," External link

watoday Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The reality is that despite this arrangement and the extension by Seven Network, our football community still faces significant financial challenges over the coming years and we must remain vigilant on balancing investment in the next generation of participants and players while maintaining discipline on costs," External link

theage Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "racism needs to be stamped out" "It is an important issue for our players, for our clubs and for the AFL," External link

yahoo-au Friday, June 12, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The football community still faces significant financial challenges over the coming years and we must remain vigilant on balancing investment in the next generation of participants and players while maintaining discipline on costs" External link

abc-au Friday, June 12, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We are pretty comfortable with where we have landed. While the agreement provides some long-term certainty, we know the COVID-19 has also impacted other revenue for the AFL and for clubs and that we will need to be disciplined and focused as a football community on how we continue to live within our means over the coming years," External link

smh Friday, June 12, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He is a great story ... I didn't quite realise how dark and difficult a spot he was in. It was amazing for him to get back," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 12, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He is a great story ... I didn't quite realise how dark and difficult a spot he was in. It was amazing for him to get back," External link

theage Friday, June 12, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "He is a great story ... I didn't quite realise how dark and difficult a spot he was in. It was amazing for him to get back," External link

watoday Friday, June 12, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "racism needs to be stamped out" "It is an important issue for our players, for our clubs and for the AFL," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomical," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomical," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomical," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomic," External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomical," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I think most of the crowds in the smaller numbers are going to be uneconomic,” External link

aap-au Monday, June 8, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan explained : "There's two parts to it - there's what is our peak debt and what does it look like and how aggressively do you want to pay it?" "And part of that is what happens with your cost base, what happens obviously with revenue, and the other part is much how you want to keep investing in your game as opposed to paying down debt" External link

watoday Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When you narrow it down to our Indigenous players, they are core to the game of Australian rules football and it is incumbent upon us, the AFL, our clubs, to lead on this issue and make sure that reduced soft caps and other decisions don't come at the expense of diversity," External link

watoday Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan explained : "There's two parts to it - there's what is our peak debt and what does it look like and how aggressively do you want to pay it?" "And part of that is what happens with your cost base, what happens obviously with revenue, and the other part is much how you want to keep investing in your game as opposed to paying down debt" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 5, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When you narrow it down to our Indigenous players, they are core to the game of Australian rules football and it is incumbent upon us, the AFL, our clubs, to lead on this issue and make sure that reduced soft caps and other decisions don't come at the expense of diversity," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 5, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan explained : "There's two parts to it - there's what is our peak debt and what does it look like and how aggressively do you want to pay it?" "And part of that is what happens with your cost base, what happens obviously with revenue, and the other part is much how you want to keep investing in your game as opposed to paying down debt" External link

smh Friday, June 5, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When you narrow it down to our Indigenous players, they are core to the game of Australian rules football and it is incumbent upon us, the AFL, our clubs, to lead on this issue and make sure that reduced soft caps and other decisions don't come at the expense of diversity," External link

smh Friday, June 5, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment platform in the United States and to be able to take our game, Australian Rules Football, to the millions of listeners via their sports programming is a partnership the AFL is proud to be a part of," External link

watoday Friday, June 5, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment platform in the United States and to be able to take our game, Australian Rules Football, to the millions of listeners via their sports programming is a partnership the AFL is proud to be a part of," External link

theage Friday, June 5, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We'll be shooting out of the blocks on Thursday. We've got great relationships will all of our broadcasters," "We're working through the impacts of this season and I don't think anyone should worry about it too much" External link

abc-au Friday, June 5, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're long-term partners and we'll get through it. There will be no problems," External link

abc-au Friday, June 5, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The digital option is certainly something that people are working on," External link

abc-au Friday, June 5, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "We have got agreements in place. We will be kicking out of the blocks on Thursday, have got great relationships with all of our broadcasters. We are working through the impacts of this season. I don't think anyone should worry about it too much," External link

theage Friday, June 5, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment platform in the United States and to be able to take our game, Australian Rules Football to the millions of listeners via their sports programming is a partnership the AFL is proud to be a part of," External link

finanznachrichten-en Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment platform in the United States and to be able to take our game, Australian Rules Football to the millions of listeners via their sports programming is a partnership the AFL is proud to be a part of," External link

4-traders Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It will depend on the circumstances, when and where they are in the week and what happens," External link

watoday Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “We’re going to be really tough on that now,” “It’s going to require a level of discipline from the playing group but they’ve signed up for that because they’re committed to getting our industry back on track and they want to play” External link

aap-au Friday, May 15, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Today in this brave new world ... I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning," External link

business-standard Friday, May 15, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Families can go to join the players. They will be under the same protocols and under a strict set of protocols that have been worked through with the Queensland government,” he said at a press conference at Marvel Stadium on Friday. The AFL boss stressed the league would remain adaptive to circumstances and the fixture flexible during the 16 rounds and four-week finals system. West Coast and Fremantle would be housed at accommodation at The Pines Resort and Adelaide and Port players at the Mercure Resort, with the league agreeing to player requests for the hub arrangement to be continually reviewed with the AFLPA, clubs and WA and SA governments. “We recognise the great collaboration and understanding with our WA and SA clubs and their support for ensuring we get a full national competition under way," "We know we are going to need to retain maximum flexibility with the fixture to allow for home games in each state should circumstances change" External link

watoday Friday, May 15, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Today I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning,” “All players and returning football department staff are being tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to the club and that testing is continuing today. All players will be undergoing education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL will implement protocols over and above the government restrictions to protect the health and safety of every member of our industry and the wider community,” “These have been developed with the advice of the federal, state and territory governments along with the relevant chief health officers as well as the AFL's own medical team and with consultation with players, coaches and clubs” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Families can go to join the players. They will be under the same protocols and under a strict set of protocols that have been worked through with the Queensland government,” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Today I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning,” “All players and returning football department staff are being tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to the club and that testing is continuing today. All players will be undergoing education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL will implement protocols over and above the government restrictions to protect the health and safety of every member of our industry and the wider community,” “These have been developed with the advice of the federal, state and territory governments along with the relevant chief health officers as well as the AFL's own medical team and with consultation with players, coaches and clubs” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Families can go to join the players. They will be under the same protocols and under a strict set of protocols that have been worked through with the Queensland government,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Today I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning,” “All players and returning football department staff are being tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to the club and that testing is continuing today. All players will be undergoing education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL will implement protocols over and above the government restrictions to protect the health and safety of every member of our industry and the wider community,” “These have been developed with the advice of the Federal, State and Territory governments along with the relevant Chief Health Officers as well as the AFL's own medical team and with consultation with players, coaches and clubs” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Families can go to join the players. They will be under the same protocols and under a strict set of protocols that have been worked through with the Queensland government,” External link

theage Friday, May 15, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Our 2020 AFL premiership season will resume on Thursday June 11," External link

trust Friday, May 15, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "All players are taking education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow including rigorous ongoing screening and regular testing throughout both the training and return to play period," External link

trust Friday, May 15, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Today I want to announce that our AFL competition is returning,” “All players and returning football department staff are being tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to the club and that testing is continuing today. All players will be undergoing education sessions on the protocols they will need to follow” External link

smh Friday, May 15, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL will implement protocols over and above the government restrictions to protect the health and safety of every member of our industry and the wider community,” “These have been developed with the advice of the federal, state and territory governments along with the relevant chief health officers as well as the AFL's own medical team and with consultation with players, coaches and clubs” External link

smh Friday, May 15, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We’ll be training for a few weeks, enough to make sure the players and the clubs and the coaches feel that they’ve had the right body of work to play matches without significant risk of injury,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 15, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I feel that we've got everything in place now to announce we'll be back to training on this coming Monday," External link

qt Friday, May 15, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I'm happy to say we'll be getting going training on Monday," External link

nampa Friday, May 15, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What we've said for equity, training won't start until each state has agreed they can go to Level B so that we actually start together," External link

abc-au Monday, May 4, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We have set that as a target,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “They’re the last two pieces and then we’ll be able to start rolling out things like fixtures and training dates and season start dates,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “They [players] have a responsibility to their teammates, their clubs, the industry and to the community and that won’t be something there’ll be huge negotiations on,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, May 1, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “They [players] have a responsibility to their teammates, their clubs, the industry and to the community and that won’t be something there’ll be huge negotiations on,” External link

watoday Friday, May 1, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “They [players] have a responsibility to their teammates, their clubs, the industry and to the community and that won’t be something there’ll be huge negotiations on,” External link

smh Friday, May 1, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The guys (AFL officials) are — or will be — talking to every state and there's a set of criteria that's being looked at," External link

abc-au Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan wrote : "We would like to explore the opportunity to work with the Northern Territory Government to establish a Hub in or (around) Darwin for approximately eight weeks with up to 600 people," "This would involve eight or ten AFL Clubs, playing matches out of TIO Stadium and a secondary venue" External link

qt Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan wrote : “The timetable we will now work to is the week beginning May 11 when we will be able to provide full details for clubs and supporters on a proposed date for a resumption of training and return to play,” External link

aap-au Friday, April 24, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan wrote : “The AFL’s current thinking is to establish quarantine zones, limit travel and reduce contact with the public by establishing an Olympic Village-style model,” “A village will essentially consist of a hotel that is solely dedicated to the AFL industry to enable the control of external people entering, ideally based on extensive grounds such as a golf resort or winery that allows personnel to move around freely in a quarantined zone without public interaction” External link

aap-au Friday, April 24, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The guys (AFL officials) are — or will be — talking to every state and there's a set of criteria that's being looked at," External link

abc-au Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “The guys are, or will be, talking to every state and there’s a set of criteria that’s being looked at,” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:05:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "We know Anzac Day is not going to happen. But I have had correspondence and people asking if we can somehow do our bit to tie football to Anzac Day, for our industry to do its little bit to acknowledge the contributions of so many men and women," External link

watoday Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "No, I don't have a specific one," External link

qt Monday, April 20, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It is only because we have technically said we would push as late as we could in 2020 to get the season away," External link

qt Monday, April 20, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think that's going to be challenging this year, that doesn't mean it won't happen later in the year," External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 20, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think that's going to be challenging this year, that doesn't mean it won't happen later in the year," External link

theage Monday, April 20, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told ( about Brett Sutton ) : “I take a line through what Brett Sutton said … (and) I think that’s going to be challenging (to host crowds) this year,” External link

aap-au Monday, April 20, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “Victoria has extraordinary proximate facilities, so there are obviously opportunities, like there are in every state to various levels,” External link

aap-au Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “Clearly drink-driving is just completely unacceptable in any aspect of the community, we know that, as is breaching lockdown laws – these are things that are pretty cut and dry,” External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “People make mistakes, he’s made it seems clearly a significant mistake here, but young men do that, he’s a vice-captain of the club, so he’s a leader,” External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “Clearly drink-driving is just completely unacceptable in any aspect of the community, we know that, as is breaching lockdown laws – these are things that are pretty cut and dry,” External link

smh Friday, April 17, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “People make mistakes, he’s made it seems clearly a significant mistake here, but young men do that, he’s a vice-captain of the club, so he’s a leader,” External link

smh Friday, April 17, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I don’t know where we’ll land on (hubs), there are a range of options,” External link

aap-au Friday, April 17, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan replied : “What we’ve been clear on is that wherever we go we’ll be in lock step with the advice of governments,” External link

aap-au Friday, April 17, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “Clearly drink-driving is just completely unacceptable in any aspect of the community, we know that, as is breaching lockdown laws – these are things that are pretty cut and dry,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “People make mistakes, he’s made it seems clearly a significant mistake here, but young men do that, he’s a vice-captain of the club, so he’s a leader,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Drink-driving is just unacceptable in any aspect," "And the rules around quarantine in our community are very clear as well" External link

qt Friday, April 17, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I’m not going to go into this specific case because I need to establish exactly what the facts are, but drink driving is completely unacceptable in any aspect of the community,” External link

aap-au Friday, April 17, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The decision we make will have the support of the relevant government authorities and their medical officers," "We're better placed every day to make that decision, I think, as things become clearer and the more we're able to consult with key government and medical partners who have a greater level of data and insight into what's going on" External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "When the exact start date is, I don't have an answer, other than we're committed to being out informing our supporters and the public and others by the end of April," External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It's incumbent upon us to look at every option and that ranges from playing the way we have historically to various levels of quarantine," "We are working with the right people ... to get a considered view about the right way to take us forward" External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "I think it is challenging to think of going beyond 22 rounds ... it might be possible, we'll have a look at it, but instinctively there are some structural challenges to doing that," External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's 22 players playing every weekend under a new list size or the current list size. There is the same amount of (players in reserve)," "There's not less jobs, it's just a different configuration to put your list together" External link

qt Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I am optimistic and as confident as I can be that all 144 games will be played this year," "I am optimistic of a return-to-train date and a resumption-of-play date and we are still confident we can get to that position by the end of April without being completely definitive on that [when the announcement is]" External link

watoday Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:11:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The decision we make will have the support of the relevant government authorities and their medical officers,” “We’re better placed every day to make that decision, I think, as things become clearer and the more we’re able to consult with key government and medical partners who have a greater level of data and insight into what’s going on” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “When the exact start date is, I don’t have an answer, other than we’re committed to being out informing our supporters and the public and others by the end of April,” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s incumbent upon us to look at every option and that ranges from playing the way we have historically to various levels of quarantine,” “We are working with the right people … to get a considered view about the right way to take us forward” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about George Michael ) : “This isolation is a new thing. You sort of end up with a George Michael beard. I hope you’re taking the time to exercise, because that’s appropriate, doing what the government says. Doing the best you can to take care of yourselves. Reach out to friends, family, me, anyone you need to if you’re doing it tough,” External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

smh Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I think people understand. The clubs and the AFL, for so many people is so important,” External link

watoday Friday, April 3, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Of course. If they need it, they can (get refunds). But clearly we'd love them to stay because our industry is in a battle and our clubs are in a battle to get through and the membership is their lifeblood," External link

qt Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The first thing is about the individual and their circumstances, we've got people who have to stay safe and get through this tough period. The second part of that is clearly the footy clubs are reliant on club membership," External link

qt Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "What we're saying is: OK, what is the drop dead date to get 17 rounds away? And it's certainly later than June 1. We can get our season away later than that," External link

qt Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it," External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it," External link

theage Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "Of course, if they need it, they can (get refunds)," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Those for whom the footy club is almost part of their family, if they're able to maintain their membership and keep going, it will go a long way to getting their clubs through this and that's Ed's point. I think it is important and you've got to marry the two priorities up," "Clearly the footy clubs rely on club membership and for those who have been making a contribution because of that connection and that loyalty for such a long time, if they're able to keep their membership it goes a long way to keeping the club sustainable" External link

abc-au Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What we're saying is 'What is the drop-dead date to get 17 rounds away?'" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:03:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What we're saying is 'What is the drop-dead date to get 17 rounds away?'" External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What we're saying is 'What is the drop-dead date to get 17 rounds away?'" External link

theage Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “What we’re saying is ‘what is the drop-dead date to get 17 rounds away?'” External link

aap-au Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're working with the clubs on securing their futures through a revised funding model," "We've been dealing with the financial situation at hand, talk of the current 18 clubs in the current structure and them coming out exactly the same at the end of this year" External link

watoday Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're working with the clubs on securing their futures through a revised funding model," "We've been dealing with the financial situation at hand, talk of the current 18 clubs in the current structure and them coming out exactly the same at the end of this year" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Our guys are working through it, but it feels like it's going to apply to people in the industry who have been stood down. It's obviously a huge plus and an incredibly positive thing for so many people," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “We’re working with the clubs on securing their futures through a revised funding model,” “We’ve been dealing with the financial situation at hand, talk of the current 18 clubs in the current structure and them coming out exactly the same at the end of this year” External link

aap-au Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “This was an incredibly strong announcement by the Federal Government,” External link

aap-au Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I reckon Boxing Day is important to cricket. If we're all working together to work through venue issues and others, I think Boxing Day is a cricket day and has been for a long time," "It's Melbourne's Test match day and if that's going ahead then I reckon we'd be churlish to say, 'Yeah, we're going to play on Boxing Day'" External link

watoday Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I reckon Boxing Day is important to cricket. If we're all working together to work through venue issues and others, I think Boxing Day is a cricket day and has been for a long time," "It's Melbourne's Test match day and if that's going ahead then I reckon we'd be churlish to say, 'Yeah, we're going to play on Boxing Day'" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I reckon Boxing Day is important to cricket. If we're all working together to work through venue issues and others, I think Boxing Day is a cricket day and has been for a long time," "It's Melbourne's Test match day and if that's going ahead then I reckon we'd be churlish to say, 'Yeah, we're going to play on Boxing Day'" External link

theage Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We're going into this with 18 clubs and we'll go out with 18 clubs," External link

qt Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The football community is - like businesses across every sector - still very much in the financial fight of its life with the losses this year stretching to many hundreds of millions of dollars," "What this means is we have a chance to get through but we will only get through this period if we are united as an industry and every one of us at all levels of the AFL continue to make the hard decisions to drastically and urgently cut costs" External link

qt Monday, March 30, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said ( about Commission ) : "To repeat what I said when the AFL Commission made the decision to suspend the 2020 season, this is the most serious threat to our game in our history," External link

abc-au Monday, March 30, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "As long as it's appropriate in that context, we'll do what we need to do," External link

watoday Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “We will do whatever we need as long as we’re prioritising the health and safety of our players and the community,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “We’re in an incredibly uncertain time, to state the obvious,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “I know that we go into this hiatus with 18 clubs, we’ll come out with 18 clubs and we will have an industry to go forward with,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “What I do know is that we’ll be ready (in a practical sense) because we’ll have a unified playing group, unified clubs and a unified industry,” External link

aap-au Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "What I am confident about is that there will be a draft and there will be a lot of unexposed form and it will throw its own challenges and opportunities," External link

theage Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "As long as it's appropriate in that context, we'll do what we need to do," External link

theage Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I know it has been tough on everyone in football but it was important that we come together to get through this crisis," External link

firstpost Friday, March 27, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I know it has been tough on everyone in football but it was important that we come together to get through this crisis,” External link

aap-au Friday, March 27, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “The AFL has moved to suspend the 2020 AFL premiership season at the conclusion of this weekend’s matches,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "This has been a very tough day for every member of our team," External link

newshub Monday, March 23, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “This has been a very tough day for every member of our team. I am enormously proud of the team that works at the AFL, which makes these steps so difficult to undertake,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 23, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I never thought it would come to this,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 23, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “This has been a very tough day for every member of our team,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 23, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “The AFL has moved to suspend the 2020 AFL premiership season at the conclusion of this weekend’s matches,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, March 23, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

worcesternews Monday, March 23, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

newsandstar Monday, March 23, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I never thought it would come to this,” External link

aap-au Monday, March 23, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

thecourier Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history, but our key priority is to do everything possible to keep players, staff and supporters healthy and well through this pandemic,” External link

aap-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was the right decision to start the season, and clearly it is now the right decision to stop. " External link

irishmirror Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement," External link

news18 Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : “The AFL has moved to suspend the 2020 AFL premiership season at the conclusion of this weekend’s matches,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I don’t know where this goes … we can’t indefinitely stay locked down … I don’t know when that gets better,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a challenge but we will get there … we are working collectively to secure liquidity so we can protect the AFL and all our 18 clubs” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Our industry provides livelihoods for thousands and thousands of people but our key focus at the moment – like every organisation in the country – is to do everything that needs to be done to help slow the spread of this virus ,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : ''We will review the situation by the end of April to determine whether a further suspension period would be required,'' External link

koreatimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "To say this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history, but our key priority is to do everything possible to keep players, staff and supporters healthy and well through this pandemic," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I don’t know where this goes … we can’t indefinitely stay locked down … I don’t know when that gets better,” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a challenge but we will get there … we are working collectively to secure liquidity so we can protect the AFL and all our 18 clubs” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Our industry provides livelihoods for thousands and thousands of people but our key focus at the moment – like every organisation in the country – is to do everything that needs to be done to help slow the spread of this virus ,” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history, but our key priority is to do everything possible to keep players, staff and supporters healthy and well through this pandemic,” External link

aap-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The decision by various state governments to close their borders and travel bans and other measures, meant it was time to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was the right decision to start the season and today it is clearly now the right decision to stop," "That is why we have acted immediately to take this step to play our role in the community and protect the long-term future of our game. The AFL plan is to play all remaining 144 games plus finals this year" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's no winners today. I think the decision was incredibly disappointing. The decision ended up being obvious today, but we would have loved to have finished [the season]" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We will review the situation by the end of April to determine whether a further suspension period would be required," "The decision by various state governments to close their borders, travel bans and other measures meant it was time for the AFL to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions" External link

japantoday Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It was incredibly disappointing and I think the decision ended up being obvious today, but I would’ve loved to have finished (the season),” External link

aap-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history, but our key priority is to do everything possible to keep players, staff and supporters healthy and well through this pandemic," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We will review the situation by the end of April to determine whether a further suspension period would be required," "The decision by various state governments to close their borders, travel bans and other measures meant it was time for the AFL to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions" External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan told : "The AFL has moved to suspend the 2020 AFL premiership season at the conclusion of this weekend's matches," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The AFL industry is facing its biggest financial crisis in our history," "To say that this is the most serious threat to our game in the last 100 years is an understatement" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was discussed whether it would be the minor premier, there was a leader [Fremantle] or whether you could do a ranking with percentage but in the end it would have been all contrived," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “I don’t know where this goes … we can’t indefinitely stay locked down … I don’t know when that gets better,” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a challenge but we will get there … we are working collectively to secure liquidity so we can protect the AFL and all our 18 clubs” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “Our industry provides livelihoods for thousands and thousands of people but our key focus at the moment – like every organisation in the country – is to do everything that needs to be done to help slow the spread of this virus and to keep people as healthy as possible,” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was discussed whether it would be the minor premier, there was a leader [Fremantle] or whether you could do a ranking with percentage but in the end it would have been all contrived," External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Today, after a meeting with the AFL commission, the AFL has moved to immediately suspend the 2020 Toyota AFL premiership season," External link

qt Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "I know this is a stressful time for all our staff and our families," External link

smh Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "It was discussed whether it would be the minor premier, there was a leader [Fremantle] or whether you could do a ranking with percentage but in the end it would have been all contrived," External link

smh Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "The decision by various state governments to close their borders and travel bans and other measures, meant it was time to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions," External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's no winners today. I think the decision was incredibly disappointing. The decision ended up being obvious today, but we would have loved to have finished [the season]" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "We will review the situation by the end of April to determine whether a further suspension period would be required," "The decision by various state governments to close their borders, travel bans and other measures meant it was time for the AFL to immediately stop the AFLW and AFL competitions" External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "To say that this is the most serious threat to our game in 100 years is an understatement. It is unprecedented in its impact," "As a community and as a code we all need to take the unprecedented and required actions to get through this together" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "There's no winners today. I think the decision was incredibly disappointing. The decision ended up being obvious today, but we would have loved to have finished [the season]" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Today after a meeting of the AFL commission the AFL has moved to immediately suspend the 2020 Toyota AFL premiership seasons," External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : “It’s a challenge but we will get there … we are working collectively to secure liquidity so we can protect the AFL and all our 18 clubs” External link

theage Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Gillon McLachlan said : "Today's inflection point has been reached with wide consultation including conversations with the Australian chief medical officer," "Our 17-round season becomes a 153-game journey. We have to be agile and flexible. The games will be shortened. Quarters will be 16 minutes plus time on" External link

abc-au Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chief14.73%EN09/30/201730/09/2017
boss13.03%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
chief executive28.61%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
executive24.36%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
ceo16.43%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
host0.57%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
chief executive officer0.85%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
officer0.85%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
afl commission ceo0.57%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Gillon McLachlanEN98.04%
Gillon McLachlanFR1.96%


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Xavier Campbell said ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "It wasn’t any different to the focus that Gillon and the AFL have had over the past 8 eight weeks around our licence to play and continue our season. We discussed the fact that we all need to buy into it," External link

watoday Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Xavier Campbell said ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "It wasn’t any different to the focus that Gillon and the AFL have had over the past 8 eight weeks around our licence to play and continue our season. We discussed the fact that we all need to buy into it," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Tom Browne ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "BT, (AFL CEO) Gillon McLachlan in a briefing …" External link

qt Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

watoday Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Martin Pakula told ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : "Gillon said as recently as yesterday [Monday] that he is in discussions with the WA and SA governments about their border closures. One of the possibilities is that those border closures might mean they have to fit a bye in," External link

theage Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Lloyd Williams says ( about Gillon McLachlan ) : ''Gil McLachlan should realise the VRC has had those dates [the end of October/start of November] long before the AFL existed,'' External link

theage Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT