Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 10 Hansard (26 November) . . Page.. 3081 ..
MR STEFANIAK: I have the remainder of an answer to a question from Mr Rugendyke. I gave him some of it yesterday. Further to what my colleague Mr Humphries said, I think Mr Macklin has got something wrong about the clock at Manuka too. The cricket organisation run the oval rather than the Bureau of Sport or the Department of Education, as he suggested. Perhaps he needs to correct that as well. In response to Mr Rugendyke's question yesterday, I gave a number of answers. I was actually fairly right. The number of entries is about 1,000. Final numbers for the games will not be known until after all the participating sports have submitted their reports. Many sports are accepting late entries at this stage. Twenty-five per cent of the entrants are from interstate.
Mr Rugendyke, you asked me about sponsorship. The ACTEW Active Australia Games is owned and organised by the Confederation of Australian Sport, CAS. CAS is a private company whose membership comprises national sporting organisations. It owns the Australian Masters Games, which it licenses to State and Territory governments. The ACTEW Active Australia Games is licensed on a similar basis. It had its genesis in our very successful Masters Games here last year, as I said.
CAS has advised that it is satisfied that this year's Active Australia Games equate to the size of the inaugural Masters Games in Australia, in Tasmania, as I mentioned yesterday, and they expect the event to grow in a similar manner to the Masters Games, whether it continues here in 2000 and 2002, as planned, or interstate. The sponsorship is private between ACTEW and CAS but they are happy, Mr Rugendyke, to talk to you and tell you anything you need to know about the games.
You also asked me what sports were cancelled. They were athletics, basketball, cricket, hockey, lawn bowls, Oztag, touch, rowing, softball and tennis. The sports conducted in the games are billiards, broomball, cycling, duathlon, eightball, full-bore rifle shooting, golf, indoor netball, indoor soccer, indoor volleyball, mountain biking, netball, orienteering, soccer, snooker, swimming, table tennis, tenpin bowling, triathlon and the street mile, which is a multi-category event culminating with the richest professional street mile in Australia. Street mile numbers are not included in the numbers I quoted.
The Bureau of Sport and Recreation is involved too. It is not making a cash contribution. However, it is supplying in-kind support and the games are using some equipment which is owned by the bureau, remains the property of the bureau and will go back to the bureau at the end.
MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I have additional information on two questions. On Tuesday Ms Tucker asked me a question on greenhouse gas and on Wednesday asked what progress had been made on some other programs that Mr Humphries had initiated. The answer is comprehensive. It is three pages long. I will make a few points, then ask that the answer be incorporated in Hansard.