Senate debates

Thursday, 20 August 2015


World Cup Netball

12:13 pm

Photo of Bridget McKenzieBridget McKenzie (Victoria, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf Senators McAllister, Fierravanti-Wells, Cash and Siewert, move:

That the Senate—

(a) congratulates the Australian Netball Diamonds on their achievement in claiming a record 11th world title;

(b) recognises the wonderful success of Australia in hosting the world's top 16 netball nations over 10 days and 64 matches for the 14th edition of the Netball World Cup, an event estimated to have contributed more than $6 million in visitor expenditure, with an ever larger cumulative impact to the economy from around 4 000 domestic and international visitors, culminating in a final before a new world record crowd of 16 752 spectators; and

(c) notes that:

(i) the Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy 2015 18 has been developed to take full advantage of partnerships between the Australian Government and sporting organisations in hosting major sporting events, establishing and maximising people to people links, development, cultural, trade, investment, education and tourism opportunities, and

(ii) the Netball World Cup, Sydney 2015, has joined the AFC Asian Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup as showcases of Australia's excellence in hosting major sporting events on the global stage.

Question agreed to.