Talk:No surprises for sport in 2012/2013 Australian federal budget

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Reporter notes[edit]

A lot of this is original research based on observations I've made. I read the sport pages yesterday of the Canberra Times and the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and they did not mention sport as a budget issue. While listening to the 666 ABC Canberra, they had several people on which discussed various aspects of the budget and what it means for them but they did not touch sport. The Canberra Times budget supplement this morning also failed to mention sport. --LauraHale (talk) 20:50, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

This document is an overview of the budget. --LauraHale (talk) 20:50, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Olympic medal claim is something I hear a lot. It has been mentioned in the Canberra Times, SBS, ABC 24 and elsewhere. I've heard it so many times, it has just become ingrained in my head as fact. --LauraHale (talk) 21:44, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

P33 - Investing in our future sporting champions.jpg is from the Australian government. Had issues uploading. Not sure what is going on. --LauraHale (talk) 22:14, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

The file page has this marked as CC-licensed, but I can't find that here. Perhaps fair use for Wikinews. --99of9 (talk) 06:11, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
It was on the PDF. [1] This publication is available for your use under a Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, third party content, diagram on page 27 and where otherwise stated. The full licence terms are available from http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ legalcode. On page 2. --LauraHale (talk) 06:31, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Ok great. --99of9 (talk) 06:43, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
The whole budget was released that way. :) --LauraHale (talk) 06:45, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

People quotes[edit]

The Keith Lyons e-mail was forwarded to the scoop e-mail address. His credential thing can be found here. COI disclaimer in that he is one of my academic supervisors for my dissertation. (But has worked in high level Australian sport. Hence, I thought knowledgeable on the subject.) --LauraHale (talk) 23:51, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

E-mailed some one at the Australian Paralympic Committee. Forwarded response to scoop. Long and short: Press release issued later in the day. Waiting for that before writing it into article. --LauraHale (talk) 00:05, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Following this up: E-mailed to scoop. No real news to report. --LauraHale (talk) 04:26, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Quote

Given that there were very few previously unannounced initiatives in the budget for sport and that the overall level of program funding was in line with the final year of the current funding cycle introduced in 08/09, the APC has decided not to issue a media release about the budget. Sorry – but there really is nothing to say about it!


That as the tony Naar quote from the e-mail. --LauraHale (talk) 06:32, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Slightly ironically, that above all else justifies the "no surprises" headline. So it's actually a useful quote. O_O Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 10:21, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
They reported on everything else? :) Not surprised by what was in the budget but still seems newsworthy given the huge amount of money involved on the government end. Got the response from Lundy's office this evening and didn't try to integrate in.--LauraHale (talk) 10:29, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

budget appropriations[edit]

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS AND SPORT Agency Resourcing—2012-2013 Estimated Actual—2011-2012 Departmental Administered Appropriation Bill No. 2 Entity/Outcome/ Non-operating Appropriation Bill No. 1 Appropriation Bill No. 2 Agency/CAC receipts (a) Special Appropriation Special Accounts (b) Appropriation Bill No. 1 SPPs Other (c) Special Appropriation Total

Outcome 1 101,942 - 17,726 - - - - - - 119,668 214,534 - 22,304 - - - - - - 236,838 Outcome 2 166,201 - 21,906 - - - - - - 188,107 54,159 - 19,595 - - - - - - 73,754

http://www.budget.gov.au/2012-13/content/bp4/download/bp4_consolidated.pdf from page 126. --LauraHale (talk)

Entity/Outcome/ Non-operating Appropriation Bill No. 1 Appropriation Bill No. 2 Agency/CAC receipts (a) Special Appropriation Special Accounts (b) Appropriation Bill No. 1 SPPs Other (c) Special Appropriation Total Anti-doping. 12,898 - 300 - - - - - - 13,198 13,337 - 1,731 - - - - - - 15,068

15068000 - 13198000 = 1870000 in budget allocation for 2012/2013.

Page 128. --LauraHale (talk) 00:45, 9 May 2012 (UTC) --LauraHale (talk) 00:45, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Headline[edit]

This headline is a noun phrase, and just sits there. You want a sentence for the headline, and if at all possible a sentence in active voice. (Granted, as the article hasn't taken shape yet you might not yet know where you'll want to take the headline later.) --Pi zero (talk) 21:10, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Ooops. Yeah. Not sure what to name it. Probably should wait for a rename until I either get quotes back or know what the news actually is. --LauraHale (talk) 21:52, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm going through a (probably brief) phase where I like "Wikinews investigates..." So, maybe something like Wikinews investigates 2012/13 Australian budget's sport impact. Or, even phrase as a question; What does 2012/13 Australin budget mean for sport?. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:25, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Might be useful. I need some insight elsewhere about what it means in order to make that work more because the current bit in there doesn't really do that. :( --LauraHale (talk) 22:55, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

There were no apparent surprises for the sports sector in Australia in this budget.[edit]

This was based on watching ABC this morning, Sky news this morning, reading the Canberra Times budget coverage, listening to ABC 666 and looking at Twitter. --LauraHale (talk) 04:58, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Last paragraph[edit]

Confusing and somewhat dull. I have no idea what schedule 1 and 2 are. --99of9 (talk) 06:40, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

No idea either. :( That is how it appears on the budget sheet and no real explanation of it. Just leave it out? --LauraHale (talk) 06:44, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
I nearly chopped it myself, but then I saw that the numbers are actually quite big... $100 million should probably not be ignored? But if we can't explain it, there's not much point putting it in. --99of9 (talk) 06:47, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
That was why I included it, because the numbers were so big. I have tweaked the wording some. I'm assuming none of this is Paralympic related or I would have been told about it? I e-mailed some one at AIS, softball ACT and Capital Football but have not heard back.--LauraHale (talk) 07:00, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Review of revision 1495399 [Passed][edit]

Supplemental OR notes[edit]

For transparency, I'm copying over some stuff from Lyons that I have access to via the scoop mailing list, and that was used in the article:

Some points from me:

Sport plays an important role in Australian culture.

There is bi-partisan support for investment in sport.

The medal tally table on page 33 indicates the support elite sport has received since 1980. The long term investment in sport is indicated by the number of gold medals won in Sydney and Athens. There has been a number of Federal initiatives to boost medal success in London.

This budget supports infrastructure developments and reflects a renewal of Australian sport venues post Sydney 2000.

The Active After School investment reflects a commitment to support participation and engagement in physical activity and sport.

End of copypasta. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 10:34, 10 May 2012 (UTC)