Senate debates

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Questions without Notice

Tokyo Paralympic Games

3:02 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services) Share this | Hansard source

I am excited to say that Australians are taking to the Paralympics like never before. Host broadcaster Channel 7's comprehensive coverage has been met with absolutely record ratings. The coverage has reached 2.39 million viewers a day nationally, which is quite extraordinary. To hear the goalball girls say that they were proud to see their sport on free-to-air television is saying something. I thank Channel 7 for its ongoing commitment to the Paralympics.

In terms of social media, Australians have engaged with our para-athletes like never before. There Paralympics Australia has reported record levels of social media engagement and presented some truly inspiring stories about our para-athletes, their journey to Tokyo, their journey beyond and their journey towards Brisbane 2032.


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