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Senator Kate Lundy

Shadow Minister for Sport and Youth Affairs

Shadow Minister Assisting on Information Technology

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory


24 June 1999



Not enough time for Sports White Paper submissions


Senato r Kate Lundy has criticised the Government’s time frame for sporting organisations to make submissions to the Coalition’s White Paper on the future of Australian sport, saying it does not allow sufficient time for detailed and substantive submissions to be formulated.


“National sporting organisations have been given a deadline of 30 July for submissions to an inquiry which the Sports Minister says will result in the biggest shake-up in Australian sport in 25 years”, Senator Lundy said.


“Given the importance of this White Paper, more time must be allocated for submissions to ensure that all sporting organisations are given adequate time to consult their members and formulate their proposals.


“There are a number of very important reviews into Australian sport already under way and the results of these may affect national sporting organisations’ submissions. The Australian Sports Commission will next week release the finding of their very extensive review into the future of Australian sport and the National Elite Sports Council will release their review findings shortly.


“The Government wants to wind back their commitment to sport and the extremely short time for submissions to the White Paper on sport indicates that they are not genuinely interested in the considered views of Australian sporting organisations”, Senator Lundy said.




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