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Mr KEOGH (Burt) (13:45): This government says that if you have a go you get a go, but it seems for the City of Gosnells, in the electorate of Burt, if you have a go you get a kick in the nuts. You see, the City of Gosnells applied for a $500,000 Community Sport—
The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Mr Llew O'Brien ): I remind the member for Burt to use parliamentary language, not unparliamentary language.
Mr KEOGH: The City of Gosnells applied for a $500,000 community grant for Bracadale Way Reserve—currently a drainage area in the middle of Canning Vale—with a plan to make it a community hub that would fill the current void in sporting and recreational facilities. Canning Vale is the most popular suburb in Perth. The reserve was an ideal location, and Sport Australia agreed, listing the City of Gosnells' application in the top 50 nationally supported projects that weren't funded.
This government's politicisation of the sports program stinks. It's a whole community that has missed out. My community deserves better. Then, last week, we heard about sports rorts II. The City of Gosnells was having salt rubbed into its wounds then because it found out that it wasn't even invited to apply for this program, designed to fund swimming pools, because the government only invited applications from marginal target seats that it wanted in the election. The City of Gosnells most certainly would have made an application for a new swimming pool in our community, so it's been dudded by this government. Mr Prime Minister, why won't you give it a go?