Opinion

Sports need better government funding

Brian Gaynor
Sat, 07 May 2022

Sports need better government funding
Tom Gilbert of the Cowboys looks on during their NRL match with the Bulldogs. (Image: Getty)
Brian Gaynor
Sat, 07 May 2022
Professional sports have become huge businesses, partly because of the massive revenue they generate from television and other broadcasting services. Australian sports have a huge advantage over their New Zealand counterparts because of the larger population and competitive television sector across the Tasman.For example, Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) is generating an estimated A$400 million (NZ$442.5m) from broadcasting this year, Australian Rules received A$367m last year, Cricket Australia A$282m and Rugby Australia $40m...

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