Stop Victorian Government Sponsoring Commercial Sport
Netball Australia has lost $15m in sponsorship from Hancock Prospecting all because of the team protesting that climate change is caused by mining. The iron ore mining company is chaired by Gina Rinehart, Australia’s wealthiest person, who has a record of philanthropic activity, including sponsoring sports.
In response to Netball Australia rejecting the generous $15m sponsorship from Hancock Prospecting, the most woke state government leader in Australia, Premier Daniel Andrews, has announced that its tourism body will step in to sponsor the cash-strapped Netball Australia but also burden the Victorian taxpayers adding another $15 million to the state’s burgeoning debt problems. Victoria’s state debt is estimated to be around $170 billion—with accumulating interest payments—while Netball Australia is also struggling financially, recording a $4.4 million loss last financial year.
On Oct. 31, Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews announced that government-funded Visit Victoria will become a major partner of the national Diamonds team until June 2027.
As part of the $15 million deal, the Diamonds will play five test matches in the state, and the 2023 national team competition final will also be held in Victoria.
The only aim in sports should be to win fairly and not promote work ideology. Netball Australia players and the administration should admit that they are merely virtue signalling to win favour with the left-wing elite and promote woke ideology.
We need to stop the Victorian State government from imposing more debt onto an already hemorrhaging economy and burdening people who can't make ends meet due to the insufferable combination of high energy taxes and petrol, inflation, and the general increase in the cost of living.
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