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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1434 ..

10. Will there still be a requirement to televise, on at least 3 occasions, matches held in Canberra.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. Typically, there will be a range of changes to any new agreement, however negotiations for this agreement are incomplete and certain details are yet to be finalised.

The major change to these contractual negotiations is, that unlike the previous agreement, the proposed agreement acknowledges the role of the Manuka Oval Management Company (MOMC) as the managers of Manuka Oval. Also, a number of obligations that were formerly that of the Territory in the previous agreement are now the responsibility of the MOMC and are to be negotiated on a commercial basis by MOMC, the AFL and the Kangaroos in a separate hiring agreement. The Territory is not a party to this hiring agreement.

2. The changes noted in respect to question 1 were suggested by the Territory. The main agreement has otherwise been the subject of negotiation by the Territory, the AFL and the Kangaroos.

3. Under any new agreement the Kangaroos would again be paid performance payments. The terms of the proposed agreement are still under negotiation.

4. Revenue generation is a commercial matter for the MOMC, the AFL and the Kangaroos under the hiring agreement referred to earlier.

5. The existence of any out clause in a new agreement is still the subject of negotiation.

6. Revenue arrangements between the MOMC, the AFL and the Kangaroos are a matter for negotiation between those parties under the relevant hiring agreement.

7. MOMC/ ACT Cricket have maintained the oval for the term of the current agreement so it is not envisaged that any additional funding will be required to maintain the oval in the future for the same level of usage by the Kangaroos. The hiring fee for the Kangaroos to use the ground will take into consideration the cost of maintaining and preparing the oval for these events. This is still a matter of negotiation between the parties under the relevant hiring agreement.

8. I assume that you are referring to the Draft Camp organised by the AFL that is generally conducted in the ACT in October each year. The continuation of this camp in the ACT is still a matter for negotiation, however it is proposed that the AFL will be required to continue the conduct of this camp in the ACT.

9. Although still under negotiation, it is proposed that the Kangaroos continue to conduct a range of junior development activities in the ACT and region. Any new agreement will seek to ensure that such activities are conducted in a far more coordinated manner than under the current agreement and that the Government is provided with formal reporting on any such activities.

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