“There is little doubt that the world of sport is becoming much more competitive globally and Australia can’t expect to enjoy the sporting success of yesteryear with yesteryear’s funding.”
“Do Australians really want to see Australia improve our competitiveness in the highest levels of international sport or are we prepared to settle for less? If we do want to improve and recover then we have no choice but to embrace reform and go for it.”
“It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the British funding model is better and smarter than ours in today’s world.”
The British model sees the UK National Lottery deliver around 70% of the total funding for sport in the country. Any planned Australian National Lottery would likely face stiff opposition from existing lotto operators.