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(generated from captions) safety. he too is worried about his own

Ifr day, every swimmer has the

right to express their own feelings

and to act about what they really

want to do. There's no right or

wrong, no good or right. But it has

to come from the bottom of their

heart what they want to do, and at

this stage, everyone hops on the

plane on Saturday. That's when we

leave. But that is important that

it is their free decision. At this

stage, then want to race. You know,

at this stage, they want to go over

there. But as I said, day by day, it

it depends what unfolds over there.

It can have a massive impact. Right

now, I've never felt that way. I've

got two very young sons, four-

month-old one and a two and a half-

year-old one, and I definitely want

to see them again and I expressed

that to the swimmers. And they said,

for you, it's different than for us. If

If you want to pull out, we would

still respect you the same way. But

it is the same vice vers, a. If any

of them want to pull out, I respect

them. For Australia, it's always

been a massive thing. The Olympics

here and the Commonwealth Games

just a little bit below. But, I

believe that it is not that

important that they will do that.

And sports minister Mark Arbib

joins us live now from Sydney.

Thank you for taking the time to

chat to us. You just heard in his

own words, the coach's fears for

himself and his team-mates going to

Delhi. And of course, everyone

wants to the Games to go ahead, no-

one more than us here at Network

But Ten, where we're covering the Games.

But what would it take for you to

pull the plug on the Australian

team? It is not the Australian

Government's role. We can't pull

the plug on the team. What we can

do is provide the travel advisories to

to any Australian that's intending

to travel overseas and we have

travel advisories for Australians

intending to travel to India. That

advice says that you should

exercise a high degree of caution.

We have received reports of

possible terrorist attacks on the

Games, and of course, the outbreak

of denghi fever. The final decision

of whether it goes aheadrests with

the Commonwealth Games Federation,

which is an international

organisation responsible for the

co-ordinate yobion of the Games.

Clearly that's not the feelings of

a lot of the people -- the families

of a lot of the people going.

Jessica Schippr's mother said,

"Just how bad do things have to get

before they call it quits. This is

about my baby's safety we're talking

about here." That verbalises the

it fears out there, and sure enough,

the responsibility to the it might be worth trying to move

Commonwealth Games organisations, but surely, the Australian

Government in the end is

responsible for the safety of

Australian athletes? Well, the

Australian Government is

responsible for anyone travelling

travel overseas in terms of we provide the

travel advisories for that reason,

to ensure that they're as safe as

the possible when they travel. But in

the end, the decision whether to

travel overseas is something that

only an individual can make.

Yesterday, we heard that Dani

Samuels, the champion discus

thrower decided not to travel. She

did that after reading the travel

advisory provided by the Department

of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We

fullly support her decision not to

travel. If other athletes make that

decision, that's a decision that

they make and we fully support that.

In the end, though, talking to

Perry Crosswhite, who is in charge

of the Commonwealth Games Association, Australia's Commonwealth Games Association,

teams he's been talking to a number of

teams and also athletes. He

believes that the vast majority

will travel. He's also been talking

to the Indian authorities to ensure

that the Games' facilities and also

the facilities for the athletes in the facilities for the athletes in the

the village are up to scratch. He

believes that there's still a bit

of work to do, but by the time they

arrive on September 27, the work

will be completed. Just let me talk

about the travel advisories for a about the travel advisories for a

moment. This is current for today.

The advisory says that, "high risk

of terrorist attack since Delhi.

Attacks since 2000 have caused

hundreds of deaths." Another point,

2008, 170 people killed in Mumbai.

Third point, "We continue to

plan receive information that terrorists

plan attacks in hotels and other

locations." Jessica Schipper's

mother says that she doesn't get

authorities any information from the

authorities except what she reads

on the Internet. The Australian

Government has been upfront and not

tried to downplay the travel

advisories one bit. We have

provided the information through

the Department of Foreign Affairs

are travelling. There's been and Trade to all of the teams who

briefings which have taken place

with the teams to ensure that they're aware of the security

concerns, and I say to all athletes

and anyone considering going to the

Games - make sure that they read

the travel advisories. Not the travel advisories. Not just to

get the main points, but there's a

great deal of detail that they need

to take into account before

security travelling. There are obviously

security concerns. The people need

to understand that. There are going

to be some very strict travel

arrangements in place for athletes

when they're at the Games, is my

understanding, which will be put in

place by the Australian

Commonwealth Games team. I fully

understand that Ms Schipper and

other parents would be deeply

concerned about their children's

travel. We are working closely with

the Indian authorities, working

closely with our intelligence

allies, the United Kingdom, New

Zealand, Canada and of course, the

United States, to try to make the

Games as safe as possible. In just the

the last 48 hours, we've had a

bridge collapse, we've had the roof

or the ceiling of a stadium

collapse. We have worries about the

outbreak of things like denghi

fever. Are we exaggerating this, or

is this place a complete shambles?

I think before all Games, whether

it was the Athens Olympics games or

the Sydney Olympic Games, there the Sydney Olympic Games, there

will always be media reports about

In whether the Games are ready to go.

In terms of the issues that you

some raised, the Government does have

some concerns. Last night, the some concerns. Last night, the

Australian high demigser in New Australian high demigser in New

Delhi met with the Indian Cabinet

secretary and raised those concerns

directly with the Indian Government.

We've been assured that the Indian authorities

authorities will be working to authorities will be working to

finalise arrangements for the

Games' facilities and for the

Games' village. But in this, and I Games' village. But in this, and I

say this to anyone interested in

travelling to India. Please read

the Games' advisories. You need to

read the information before you

make the decision to travel and you

also need to register for Smarttraveller.gov.au to get the

most up to date information from

the Department of Foreign Affairs

and Trade. Clearly a very difficult and Trade. Clearly a very difficult

situation. Thank you for talking to us this morning.

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