Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019; Third Reading
Thank you—good on them, I agree. It's an association that takes its commitments to the community seriously. It not only runs competitions; it talks about reconciliation with our First Nations peoples in our community. It has beautiful murals painted by local high school students at Elisabeth Murdoch College up at the courts as a symbol of respect. It's an association that is part of the local drug strike force that goes out and educates young people about why they should be involved in sport and on healthier ways of living. It's an association that supports girls to go through higher-performance programs so that they can play for the Peninsula Waves and aspire to be part of the Australian team. It's an association that's opened its doors to having men on the committee and on the board, and to boys playing netball with our local girls, because it's about inclusion and equality.
I'm really proud to have been associated with the Frankston and District Netball Association over many years and to be able to stand here and tell the chamber of their success and to hold them up as the sort of club and the sort of sport that is about integrity in sport. It's an example of why it's so important that we protect sport as an integral part of Australian life.