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Bill Shorten promises $20-million in taxpayer funds to his daughter’s sport: ‘I’m a netball dad’

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…


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.

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