Women in the Budget 1998/99
Tabled paper 377
Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Michael Reed
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70 Women in the Budget to receive life membership from the national body. NORTHERN TERRITORY INSTITUTE OF SPORT NTIS has twenty individual scholarship holders, 50% of whom are female. 33% of the Institutes 164 squad athletes are female. Of the Institutes athletes playing mixed sports, that is, those sports not predominantly male or female, such as football or netball, females make up 42%. Half of the Institutes thirty-seven member swimming squad is female. The hockey squad of twenty is also evenly divided between males and females. WOMEN IN SPORT AND RECREATION A major priority for 1999-00, the Women in Sport and Recreation program, held biennially in May, aims to promote and increase participation in sport and recreation activities by women and girls. The format has changed this year to extend activities over the month of May, alleviating the congestion of too many activities on one weekend and encouraging ongoing participation. It will also provide remote and regional organisations flexibility to deliver a program best suited to their needs. To assist sport and recreation organisations with the cost of participating in the program, a total of $30 000 was dispersed to ninety-seven organisations across the Territory. Recipients included community councils, sport and recreation organisations, community organisations, cultural organisations and social agencies. The following table summarises the allocation of program grants. Region Number Amount Alice Springs 21 $6 250 Darwin and Rural 32 $11 000 East Arnhem 5 $1 300 Jabiru 3 $950 Katherine 18 $4 900 NT Peak Associations 10 $3 150 Tennant Creek 8 $2 450 Total 97 $30 000 EVENTS The Northern Territory Sports Awards held in April recognised the outstanding achievements of Territory athletes. The categories were revised for the 1999 event and Territory sportswomen were well represented in the list of nominations and winners. Both the Sportsperson of the Year and the Junior Sportsperson of the Year awards went to women athletes. 100 YEARS OF FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN OLYMPIC GAMES The Arafura Coach 2000 conference in May coincides with the celebration of 100 years of female participation in the Olympic Games, which will be a focus of the event. The conference is aimed at providing Territory coaches and sports trainers with access to the latest coaching education developments. The 2000 conference is particularly relevant for female coaches and coaches of female athletes. SPORT AND RECREATION GRANTS Grants totalling $5.64M have been allocated to sport and recreation organisations in 1999-00. The organisations cater for all sectors of the community and are required to provide evidence of policies and practices that encourage access and equity to targeted groups such as juniors, women and the disabled.