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Monday, 13 December 1993
Page: 4482

(Question No. 837)


Senator Ian Macdonald asked the Minister representing the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 1 December 1993:

  Please provide details of the $1 to $2 million sponsorship package negotiated between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and the Innisfail Unity Football Club.


Senator Collins —The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission has provided the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs with the following information in response to the honourable senator's question:

  There is no football club named the Innisfail Unity Football Club, though one of the two football clubs in Innisfail is called the Innisfail United Rugby League Football Club. No sponsorship package has been negotiated between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and the Innisfail United Rugby League Football Club. Neither the Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander Cairns and District Regional Council nor the ATSIC have made any commitments to sponsor or fund the Club. No application for funding has been received by ATSIC from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community organisation or individual to participate in any activity affecting the Innisfail United Rugby League Football Club.