A game changing policy
CAMPAIGN UPDATE: With the change of Premier, Minister Upton has moved from the Sports and Recreation portfolio. Can you sign the petition to show the new Minister for Sport and Recreation - Stuart Ayres MP - the community support an equal prize money policy?
The NSW Government is thinking about requiring community sporting organisations applying for government grants to offer equal prize money to women and men. And better yet, they might go further and apply the same criteria to all major sports events receiving Government help.
This world-class idea comes from NSW Sport Minister Gabrielle Upton, who floated the prospect to the media in March...
"I really want to encourage a discussion and awareness of the issue, that women have more challenges in securing funding.. For me, what role does government have in that? We have a grants program, if we support an event with prize givings, do we condition that?"
Let's make clear the community are big fans of this goal. Sign the petition - and feel free to add a message of thanks to Minister Upton for putting this ball in motion!
 Sydney Morning Herald, NSW Sport Minister Gabrielle Upton raises prospect of funding based on pay equality, 28 March 2014.