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18    Sport—Netball World Cup

Senator McKenzie, also on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong), the Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General (Senator Fierravanti-Wells), Senator Hanson-Young and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women (Senator Cash), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 797—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   that netball is the largest female community-based sport in the world, with more than 70 nations competing and more than 21 million participants,

                 (ii)   that netball is ranked as the leading women’s participation team sport in Australia for 15-24 year olds, boasting more than 350 000 registered members with an estimated 1.2 million people nationwide who are involved in the game as players, umpires, coaches and administrators,

                (iii)   the important role netball plays in empowering young women and girls through competitive sport and teamwork,

                (iv)   that the Netball World Cup is being held in Sydney, from 7 h  to 16 August 2015, with 16 nations playing a total of 64 matches over 10 days,

                 (v)   that Australia has a strong record of success in World Cup matches, winning the sport’s first gold medal in 1963 as well as a total of 109 of its 116 World Cup matches, and securing a record 10 World Cups, and

                (vi)   that the Australian Government invested $300 000 to support the participation of qualified teams from Zambia, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Malawi and Samoa at the 2015 Netball World Cup, removing the financial barriers for these nations to ensure they can compete in Sydney; and

    (b)   wishes:

                  (i)   the Australian Diamonds, led by captain Ms Laura Geitz and coach Ms Lisa Alexander, great success as they chase a record 11th World Cup in Sydney, and

                 (ii)   a successful and enjoyable World Cup for Australia and the 15 other competing nations.

Question put and passed.