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A success on every front

DR CAMPBELL A. ROSE AM, FOUNDER & CHAIR, PRIME MINISTERS’ SPORTING ORATION

On Wednesday November 21st, the Prime Ministers' Sporting Oration (PMSO) was launched in style, highlighted by a stirring speech by the Hon Julia Gillard AC, our 27th and first female Prime Minister. Ms Gillard’s speech was fittingly met with a standing ovation, and we extend our gracious thanks to her for rising to the occasion with aplomb.

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CommentaryAnna Poulos
Invictus has lessons for us all

PATRICK WALKER, CEO AUSTRALIAN SPORTS FOUNDATION

From 20 - 27 October 2018, Australians were privileged to play host to the Invictus Games, and my congratulations go to Games CEO Patrick Kidd and his team for putting on such a wonderful event. Those who were lucky enough to attend the Games, or to watch the fantastic ABC coverage, were left in no doubt as to the power of sport to heal, inspire, rehabilitate and nurture our wounded, sick or injured veterans.

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CommentaryAnna Poulos
Growing philanthropic investment to build a healthier, more active Australia

Sport 2030, the Australian Government’s recently released national sports plan, has assigned the Australian Sports Foundation with the weighty task of raising between $200 million and $300 million for sport per year by 2030, while significantly reducing the number of national sports organisations that are reliant on government funding.

Patrick Walker, CEO Australian Sports Foundation

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CommentaryDavid Turner