Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics
Tabled paper 2202
Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Christopher Lugg
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11 Seven NT Paralympians competed in the games: Nadia Romeo Melissa Dunn Mark Davies Sam Rickard Bill Medley Judith Green Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball Athletics Athletics Table Tennis Hamish MacDonald Swimming Athletics All of these athletes were NT Institute of Sport scholarship holders during 1999-2000. Additionally, Russell Short, competing in athletics, was an NTIS scholarship holder during 1997-1998. The funding and training arrangements provided to the Territorys Paralympians have made them the envy of others around Australia. In the Northern Territory, elite athletes are treated the same whether they are able-bodied or physically challenged. This means our Paralympians have the same access to training, services and finances as our Olympic- standard competitors. This is not the case in all States - but the NT Government is determined to ensure our athletes remain ahead of the nation.
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