Labor promises can't be trusted

Published on 10 November 2023

The Opposition called out Minns Labor Government for failing local sports and cutting funding for kids’ sports participation.

Member for North Shore Felicity Wilson and the Shadow Minister for Sport Eleni Petinos met with representatives from Cricket NSW today to hear about the impact of Labor Government’s funding decisions on local clubs and the future of sport in New South Wales.

This is yet another broken Labor promise. Before the election the Labor candidate for North Shore promised $11 million for the North Sydney Oval, which Sports Minister Steve Kamper has refused to honour – proving once again that Labor cannot be trusted.

I will continue to work alongside our community and local sporting clubs to champion their needs and stand up for kid's and women’s sports. 

Shadow Minister for Sport Eleni Petinos said Labor’s priorities were out of step with community expectations.

“After the election, Labor managed to find $16 million for UFC instead of funding community sporting needs,” Ms Petinos said.

“More than 50,000 Active Kids vouchers had been created for the North Shore electorate since the program was started by the Coalition Government, but in another broken promise the Minns Budget slashed it by 85%.”

Rachael Haynes, Head of Sydney Sixers, called for sports to get the support they need to grow participation.

“We stand at a pivotal moment in Australian sport,” Haynes said.

“Investing in facilities like North Sydney Oval will leave an enduring legacy for the young girls who have embraced our sport and others.

“Women and girls’ registrations in cricket clubs and Woolworths Cricket Blast in NSW increased 49% last summer alone, and it's our responsibility to provide those participants with the facilities they deserve”.

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