Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

ANSWERS TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

21 November 2011

296. Sports Participation

Mr TOLLNER to MINISTER for SPORT and RECREATION

In relation to participation in sport across the Northern Territory and for each sport which is represented in the NT:

1. What sports are registered, and which sports are represented by incorporated associations;

2. How many individuals participate in each sport in the NT; and

3. What is the breakdown in participation by the following groups:

(a) male under 18;

(b) female under 18;

(c) male over 18; and

(d) female over 18?

ANSWER

The Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport provides funding and support to 43 sports across the Northern Territory which are all represented by incorporated associations.

The table below lists each sport represented in 2010-11 with a breakdown of their participant numbers by gender and age group.

As the information about participation in each sport is provided to the department by the relevant Northern Territory peak sporting body there may be some inconsistencies in reporting and classifying of data.

It is also noted that volleyball, water polo and Sepak Takraw have inactive peak bodies which are not funded by the Northern Territory government and no information is available from them.

In some cases, information about the age groups or gender of participants has not been made available so it is not possible to compile a total snapshot of gender and age group participation.

The total number of sports participants reported in 2010-11 was 76 268.

Northern Territory Sport Participants Reported In 2010-11:

Sport
Male
Female
Total
Under 18
Over 18
Under 18Over 18
Motorsports
N/A
N/A
N/AN/A3 203
Basketball
N/A
N/A
N/AN/A2 800
Football (Soccer)
1 910
759
5352333 437
Rugby Union
1 886
894
-662 846
Hockey
300
391
3394681 498
Cricket
N/A
N/A
N/AN/A12 820
Rugby League
1 506
859
68-2 433
Tennis
517
427
4063811 731
Touch Football
423
989
3378652 614
Netball
18
38
1 6181 0202 694
Baseball
N/A
N/A
N/AN/A648
AFLBoth age groups 19 705Both age groups 543
20 428
Athletics
522
1 572
6661 9434 703
Royal Life Saving
19
425
407171 161
GolfBoth age groups 2 142Both age groups 344
2 486
Softball
-
51
21201273
Swimming
199
93
293261846
Squash
70
465
40155730
Gymnastics
420
20
968181 426
Bowls
N/A
N/A
N/AN/AN/A
Surf Life Saving
114
760
1006491 623
Tenpin Bowling
35
135
30120320
Cycling
49
139
1534237
Triathlon
69
147
40115371
Judo
96
40
3414184
YachtingBoth age groups 1 095Both age groups 778
1 873
Water Skiing
15
136
889248
Polocrosse
38
62
4240182
Calisthenics
2
-
25025277
Boxing
22
39
--61
BMX
337
111
6539552
Clay Target Shooting
8
144
731190
Badminton
28
80
1021139
Pistol Shooting
4
100
318125
Rifle Shooting
2
57
-564
Bowhunters
36
65
322126
Table Tennis
59
88
86161
Equestrian
-
1
-100101
International Practical Shooting
11
51
4874
Aussie Masters Swimming
-
51
-127178
Pony Club
N/A
N/A
N/AN/A374
Darts
8
146
442200
Weightlifting
3
4
1311
Volleyball
N/A
N/A
N/AN/AN/A
Water Polo
N/A
N/A
N/AN/AN/A
Sepak Takraw
N/A
N/A
N/AN/AN/A
Total
76 268

14 February 2012

303. Barkly Work Camp - Drug Testing

Mr WESTRA van HOLTHE to MINISTER for CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

1. What drug testing regimes are in place for prisoners serving custodial sentences at the Barkly Work Camp?

2. How are these different from other correctional facilities in the Northern Territory?

3. Please provide a breakdown for the number of prisoners who have returned a positive test while detained at the Barkly Work Camp on a month-by-month basis according to substance since July 2011.

ANSWER

1. In accordance with current NT Correctional Services, 5.9% of Barkly Work Camp prisoners are submitted to random drug tests each month.
    Target testing is also carried out on prisoners based on intelligence information.

2. The prisoner testing procedures at the Barkly Work Camp are the same as other NT Correctional facilities. Urinalysis samples taken at the Barkly Work Camp are analysed in Alice Springs.

3. See table below.

Month
Number of Prisoners with a Positive Test
    July 2011
Nil
    August 2011
Nil
    September 2011
Nil
    October 2011
Nil
    November 2011
Nil
    December 2011
Nil
    January 2012
Nil


27 March 2012

316. Bamurru Plains - Tourism Planning Session

Mr ELFERINK to MINISTER for TOURISM

I am advised that a tourism planning session was to be held at Bamurru Plains in February 2012.

1. Did the planning session take place?

2. What was the total cost of the session broken down by:

interstate and local airfares;
    accommodation;
      venue hire;
        catering; and
          personnel costs?

          3. How many attended the session, what positions do they hold, and where are they based?
            4. As at 27 February 2012, are those personnel still employed?

            ANSWER

            1. A Tourism NT planning workshop was held at Bamurru Plains from 15 to 17 February 2012.

            2. The total cost of the session was $16 165.23, broken down as follows:
                  Airfares (intra-Territory and interstate)
                      $2147.53
                  Accommodation, venue hire and catering (inclusive package provided by Bamurru Plains)$2000.00
                  Transport costs for travel to Bamurru$ 709.58
                  Accommodation, travel allowance and transport costs in Darwin for non-Darwin based staff$2544.11
                  Personnel cost estimate$8764.01

              Estimate calculated based on two days for seven x Darwin staff, 1.5 day for one x Darwin staff, and three days for two x Sydney staff and one x Alice Springs staff.

            3. In total, 11 staff attended the workshop.

            Position
            Location
            Director (Global Distribution)
              Darwin
            Manager Industry and Trade MarketingDarwin
            Coordinator Marketing ProgramsDarwin
            Coordinator Marketing ProgramsAlice Springs
            Global Distribution CoordinatorDarwin
            Manager e-EnablingDarwin
            Digital Content CoordinatorDarwin
            Coordinator e-EnablingDarwin
            Manager Trade EngagementSydney
            Coordinator Trade EngagementSydney
            Executive Officer Planning and Asia EngagementDarwin

            4. The Director (Global Distribution) resigned from Tourism NT effective 23 February 2012.

            Other staff members remain employed.
            Last updated: 04 Aug 2016