House debates

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Statements by Members

Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program

1:49 pm

Photo of Patrick GormanPatrick Gorman (Perth, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow, so I've written this poem:

Labor is red,

the Liberals are blue,

Senator McKenzie has

a colour coded spreadsheet for you.

A hundred million dollars

given to clubs of all sorts,

here are a few of the Lib's

disgraceful sports rorts.

Spend a night by a river

and take in the views,

marvel at the $50,000

given for sailing in Vaucluse.

Love is in the air

at Tea Tree Gully Golf Club.

They got $190,000

to become a wedding hub.

Cupid likes to go shooting,

and so does the minister,

who gave money to her club.

That seems a bit sinister.

Noranda netball ignored

and bowls in Mount Lawley.

Both missed out,

left feeling poorly.

But to those who missed out

the Prime Minister said,

'The process was balanced.

The Auditor-General misread.'

This government must ensure

Sports Australia has its say.

They must release the rankings

on this Valentine's Day.