Archive for sport & recreation

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 @ 11:39AM

Keeping kids active after school

Children will be encouraged to participate in sport from a young age, through $39.4 million in funding to continue the popular Active After-school Communities program. While Australians love their sport, we know that some young Australians are missing out on opportunities to get involved. The Active After-school Communities program assists…

Friday, May 10th, 2013 @ 10:44AM

New Cricket Centre of Excellence close to completion

Construction of Cricket Australia’s new Centre of Excellence in Brisbane is nearing completion and will soon be the new home for high performance cricket. Federal Minister for Sport Kate Lundy today toured Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence at Allan Border Field with its Senior Manager Belinda Clark and several Australian…

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Friday, April 26th, 2013 @ 5:22PM

Australian Swimming Championships

 Minister for Sport Kate Lundy wishes all Australian swimmers the best of luck in the 2013 Energy Australia Swimming Championships in Adelaide. Senator Lundy said in addition to being the National Championships, the meet also acted as a trial for the upcoming 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona and the…

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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 @ 1:17PM

Sport Investment will provide Australia’s Winning Edge

Paralympians, athletes from the sports of sailing, canoeing and rowing, and many women’s sports are some of the key beneficiaries of the Australian Sports Commission’s investments in national sporting organisations announced today.

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 @ 1:44PM

Address to Our Sporting Future Forum 2013

Check Against Delivery Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people. Craig Martin, Chair, Committee of Australian Sport and Recreation Officials Simon Hollingsworth, CEO, Australian Sports Commission Craig Hill, Australian Sport Technology Network Michael Johnson – thank you for joining us from the…

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 @ 12:15PM

Interview with ABC News Breakfast

PAUL KENNEDY:               It’s been a tough year for elite sport in Australia, we know that, with the cricketers and swimmers in the headlines sometimes for the wrong reasons, and there have been other things crop up this morning. We want to talk about community involvement in a moment in sport…

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