Bill Shorten has promised a $20-million in taxpayer funded “investment” in women’s netball if Labor is elected.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2005-06, a total of 387,500 women aged 15 years and over participated in the game.
“If Labor is elected we’re going to make the biggest single ever investment in women’s netball, $20-million,” Shorten said in a video he shared on Twitter.
“I’m a netball dad. I’m really proud when I watch my girls train and when they run onto court. I want every girl to have the same chance as every boy in Australia playing team sport, it does wonders for their exercise, their self-esteem, and who knows maybe some elite athletes in the making.”
Earlier this year, Shorten pledged $30-million in taxpayer funds to help establish a new AFL club in Tasmania.
This is why we pay so much in tax, so self-seeking politicians can use our money to virtue signal and buy votes.
Labor will make the biggest investment ever by a federal government in Australian netball to give players a great future – from our grassroots juniors to our World Cup superstars. pic.twitter.com/fcrjsxv4mr
— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) October 28, 2018