Media Releases - Tim Mander MP for Everton, Brisbane, Australia

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Labor agrees to “Get in the Game”

Mon 6 Jul 2015

Pressure from the Opposition has seen the Palaszczuk Government re-commit to the hugely popular Get in the Game program.

Member for Everton, Tim Mander said the previous LNP Government had committed $68 million for the state-wide plan and up until now, Labor had been refusing to follow through with the funding.

“Local clubs can breathe a sigh of relief after the Labor Government guaranteed this vital funding yesterday,” Mr Mander said.

“In 2012, the LNP introduced what has become a highly successful plan to support local clubs and thankfully the Palaszczuk Government has recognised the benefits and supported our plan.”

“Hundreds of clubs have benefited from the ‘Get in the Game’ program implemented by the LNP and we hope many more will continue to benefit from the program.”

“This will also ensure that key projects can now be delivered from the LNP’s popular‘Get in the Game’ initiative.”

 


Labor sidelines crucial sports funding

Fri 3 Jul 2015

The Opposition has urged the Palaszczuk-Gordon Government to step up to the plate and outline their state-wide plan for sport and recreation funding.

Member for Everton, Tim Mander said the previous LNP Government had committed $68 million for the hugely popular Get in the Game program, but Labor was refusing to follow through with the funding.

“Local clubs are now in limbo because of the Labor Government’s failure to ensure this funding is guaranteed for another three years,” Mr Mander said.

“After more than four months since taking office, the Palaszczuk-Gordon Government has not only refused to continue this vital funding but has not outlined a plan of its own to support our local clubs.

“This is a government with no plan for the Everton community, and no plan for Queensland.”

President of Mitchelton Football Club, Roger McIntosh said this is devastating news.

“The Get Started vouchers of $150 helped so many children be able to play sport and there are going to be a lot of disappointed local families next season,” Mr McIntosh said.

“This decision will also have a huge impact at the grassroots level of local sporting clubs”

Mr Mander added “This funding is vital  for sporting infrastructure, for families struggling to pay club feesand to build social capacity in local communities.”

 


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