Labor plans $21m ABC boost for women's sport
Announcement on Jason Clare's site. WNBL gets a specific mention.
Yet in 2014 the Australian Sports Commission found that television coverage dedicated to women's sport was only 7 per cent of all broadcast sports hours.[i] This is not good enough.Full announcement
Better television coverage is the first step toward giving our female athletes equal recognition with their male counterparts. Without it, sportswomen will continue to face barriers to equality in pay, corporate sponsorship and fan support.
The Abbott-Turnbull Government’s savage cuts to the national broadcaster made the problem worse, contributing to the ABC’s decision to cut its regular broadcasts of women’s sport including the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL).
The $21 million in funding Labor will provide to the ABC will increase coverage of women’s sport on both television and digital platforms by approximately 500 live hours over the next four years.