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Tuesday, 15 October 2002
Page: 5134


Senator LUNDY (3:12 PM) —I move:

That the Senate congratulates:

(a) the Australian Sports Commission for initiating the Australian Sports Commission Media Awards, which encourage broad and in-depth coverage of sporting issues in Australia;

(b) the many journalists and photojournalists who were nominated in the seven categories which comprise the inaugural Australian Sports Commission Media Awards;

(c) sports journalist, Mr Harry Gordon, who was awarded the Australian Sports Commission's Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the media for more than 60 years; and

(d) all the award winning journalists and photojournalists, including:

(i) Best Reporting of an Issue in Australian Sport: Kate McClymont and Anne Davies of the Sydney Morning Herald,

(ii) Best Sports Journalism from Rural or Regional Media: Brett Kohlhagen of the Border Mail, Albury,

(iii) Community Sport Media Award: David Pearson and Brian Webb, `Topsport 104.1 FM' Darwin,

(iv) Youth Sport Media Award: Amanda Smith of ABC Radio National's, The Sports Factor,

(v) Best Journalism on Australian Sports Commission-related Programs: Robert Drane Inside Sport, and

(vi) Best Sports Photojournalism: Bruce Long of the Courier Mail.

Question agreed to.