House debates

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Australian Winter Olympics Team

3:38 pm

Photo of Kevin RuddKevin Rudd (Griffith, Australian Labor Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, on indulgence: I take this opportunity, on behalf of the government and the parliament, to wish the very best of luck to our Winter Olympics team going to the Vancouver Games. They start tomorrow. As we all know, in this country there is a huge supporter base for the Olympics, both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics, and I am sure that over the next two weeks there are going to be a lot of bleary-eyed Australians glued to their television screens in the middle of the night. For those out there who have been debating whether or not the Australian team should be flying the Boxing Kangaroo, I am sure that I speak on behalf of all members when I say that they should fly the Boxing Kangaroo as high, as often and as proudly as the team wants. On behalf of all Australians and, I believe, all members of the House, we extend our best wishes to the Australian Winter Olympics team.

3:39 pm

Photo of Tony AbbottTony Abbott (Warringah, Liberal Party, Leader of the Opposition) Share this | | Hansard source

On indulgence: I, too, on behalf of the opposition, would like to wish the team all the very best.