The World Sport and Women Organising Association welcomes today’s news of the appointment of Canberra Senator Kate Lundy as the new Minister for Sport in the latest ALP reshuffle.
‘We’re delighted at the news of Senator Lundy’s appointment,’ said President Patrizia Torelli. ‘Her knowledge and expertise in this area are well-known and very highly regarded.’
‘We are expecting to see some activity around this portfolio very quickly, particularly in the area of women and sport.’
Senator Lundy previously held the positions of Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.
‘I look forward to serving in the new ministry,’ Senator Lundy said. ‘I am honoured that the Prime Minister has asked me to fill the sports portfolio.’
‘I have always been passionate about the capacity of sport to forge communities, build acceptance and overcome social boundaries.’
‘Sport is far more than the sum of its parts and is a critical area of social policy. As Minister, I look forward to championing the power of elite sport to inspire and community sport to promote participation, inclusion and a sense of belonging in the community, particularly as we lead up to the Olympics and Paralympics.’
News of Senator Lundy’s appointment follows hot on the heels of the Australian Government’s introduction of legislation into Parliament to improve gender equality in Australian workplaces.
‘The Bill sets out a new regime for the reporting and monitoring of gender equality in a workplace,’ continues Ms Torelli. ‘And what better way than to start at the core of our nation’s passion for sport where we can place gender equality in the workplace firmly under the spotlight to increase the role of women and girls across all platforms of sport from grass roots to the boardroom.’
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