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Monday, October 8th, 2012 @ 2:13PM

Asia-Pacific World Sport and Women Conference 2012

***Acknowledgements omitted*** ***E&OE proof only***   Before I begin today I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners, the Wurundgeri People, of the land on which we meet and I pay my respects to their elders past and present.   It is an honour to be here today at the…

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 @ 9:48AM

Kookaburras win bronze

Minister for Sport Kate Lundy tonight congratulated Australia’s men’s hockey team, the Kookaburras, on winning an Olympic bronze medal, defeating Great Britain 3 – 1. The Kooaburras faced off against Great Britain on the iconic blue hockey pitches, produced by Melbourne-based manufacturer Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia. “Our men’s hockey team…

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 @ 9:44AM

Aussie match racers claim silver

Minister for Sport Kate Lundy tonight congratulated Australian sailors, Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty, on winning an Olympic silver medal in the Women’s Elliott 6m final in Weymouth. “Australia’s match racing crew were racing in their Olympic debut and they delivered a terrific performance,” Senator Lundy said. “It…

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 @ 9:43AM

Opals score bronze

Minister for Sport Kate Lundy tonight congratulated Australia’s women’s basketball team, the Opals, on winning an Olympic bronze medal defeating Russia 83 – 74. “Our women’s basketball team played an impressive game, dominating the court to take home the bronze medal,” Senator Lundy said. “The Aussie women are world-class basketballers…

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 @ 9:43AM

Tallent storms home to win silver

Minister for Sport Kate Lundy tonight congratulated Australian Jared Tallent on winning an Olympic silver medal in the men’s 50 kilometre walk. “Jared delivered a great performance, powering home in the final 10 kilometres to grab silver,” Senator Lundy said. “He delivered a strong tactical race, surging in the last…

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 @ 8:24AM

Willoughby scores BMX silver

Minister for Sport Kate Lundy tonight congratulated Australian Sam Willoughby on winning an Olympic silver medal in the men’s BMX final in London. “Sam was in brilliant form riding impressive semi final races to cruise into the finals,” Senator Lundy said. “In the final race he finished only four hundredths…

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