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Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 1993



Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 1993

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Parliamentary Record 21


Debates for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994




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DEBATES - Thursday 21 October 1993 the sports that their children are interested in. In fact, it was fairly much in the same way that my own interest in hockey developed. However, I digress. I commend the statement from the minister. I take a great deal of satisfaction from being involved in the Alice Springs Hockey Association to the extent that I am. I am well aware of the importance of encouraging the participation of women in sport within the hockey association and generally. There is a degree of irony in the fact that I understand that a ministerial officer to the minister is also closely involved in the game. I dare say that she may have had a hand in at least some of the phraseology in this statement - the statement itself being entirely the minister's own work of course. I am happy that the minister has tabled this draft policy on women in sport and recreation, and I appreciate the importance of encouraging and maximising the participation of women in sporting events. For that reason, I commend the minister's statement. Mr POOLE (Sport and Recreation): Mr Speaker, I will not take long but I must say that I am pleased by the level of interest that honourable members have shown in this important statement about the government's policy on women in sport and recreation. I guess that I should pick up a couple of points that the member for Nhulunbuy made. He mentioned a perceived inequity in funding on a gender basis between the YMCA and the YWCA. I accept the fact that the member for Nhulunbuy took on this shadow portfolio only recently and probably has not had time to visit those organisations. However, most people probably would know that those 2 organisations are not gender specific in the work that they do in the areas of recreation and sport. Therefore, his comment with regard to the inequity of funding is superfluous. With regard to the member for Nelsons comments, it should be pointed out that the Department of Sport and Recreation funds many recreational areas. It has supported such honourable institutions as the Darwin Bridge Club, chess organisations, camera clubs and the bushwalking club. We have provided a deal of money to Life Be In It which covers a number of not only sporting but also recreational areas, and we have assisted the dog and cat clubs. At this point, I would like to assure the member for Nelson that we have no intention of holding any events on the Fred's Pass Show weekend, at the time when the Cannonball Run takes place or even on Mother's Day. However, if we were to do so, I am sure that we could accommodate all of those events in our database. On the other hand, when I think about it further, the weekend of the Fred's Pass Show might well be an appropriate time to hold the celebration fun weekend because much of what occurs at the show concentrates on recreational activities. I thank honourable members for their contributions. This is a very exciting development for the Department of Sport and Recreation and one that will be of great benefit to all Territorians. Motion agreed to. NITMILUK (KATHERINE GORGE) NATIONAL PARK AMENDMENT BILL (Serial 28l) Bill presented and read a first time. 10 187

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