The 2019-20 Budget
- $33.0 million over two years from 2019-20 to implement reforms as part of the Government Response to the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements that will safeguard the integrity of Australian sport. The Government will establish a new body, Sport Integrity Australia, to carry out anti-doping and integrity functions, and a National Sports Tribunal to hear and resolve rule violations. The Government has also signed up to the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.
- According to Grants Australia –
- Football Federation Australia received $52,800
- Rugby Australia received $330,000
- The National Rugby League received $55,000.
International Sporting Events
- $7.7 million over two years from 2019-20 to promote the International Cricket Council T20 World Cup 2020 and for event preparations including security and safety, defence and border control services; and
- $0.3 million in 2019-20 to support the Australian Minifootball Federation to host the 2019 World Minifootball Federation World Cup in Perth.
Athlete Support and Wellbeing
- $40,000 in 2018-19 to Netball NT to support its participation in the Australian Netball League
Community Sport Initiatives and Infrastructure
- $150.0 million over four years from 2019-20 to support the development of female change room facilities at sporting grounds and for community swimming facilities across Australia;
- $42.5 million in 2018-19 for the Community Sport Infrastructure Program to fund sport
infrastructure projects in local communities;
- $23.6 million over four years from 2019-20 for grants to strengthen social inclusion through sport and recreation, and extend the Big Issue Community Street Soccer
- $12.0 million over four years from 2019-20 to Tennis Australia to increase opportunities for women and girls to participate in grassroots tennis;
- $4.0 million over two years from 2018-19 to construct new facilities for para-athletes at the Essendon Football Club’s ‘The Hangar’ facility, which is also Paralympic Australia’s Victorian base;
The Government will provide an additional $496.2 million from 2018-19 to deliver infrastructure projects that support local communities across Australia, including:
- $15.0 million towards the North Queensland Cowboys’ Community, Training and High Performance Centre in Townsville, Queensland;
- $15.0 million towards the construction of the Brisbane Lions’ training and administration facility in Springfield, Queensland;
- $15.0 million towards the redevelopment of Ikon Park in Carlton, Victoria;