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Thursday, 21 March 2013
Page: 2388

Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (15:32): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) that local sporting clubs bring significant social and health benefits to communities, and

(ii) with concern, the South Australian Government's proposal to reduce funding for local sporting clubs by $3.5 million through cuts to the Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program; and

(b) calls on the South Australian Premier to reverse his Government's decision and reinstate the funding in the 2013-14 Budget.

Question negatived.

Senator HANSON-YOUNG: I will not call a division, but I would like it noted for the record that the Greens supported this motion and the opposition and the government did not.