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SBD Global/February 25, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Australian Netballers Take Fight For More Pay To Fair Work Australia

Australia's national netballers "have taken their fight for more pay to Fair Work Australia," according to Rebecca Williams of the HERALD SUN. The Australian Netball Players' Association met with Netball Australia officials at a hearing last week after negotiations "hit a wall." As part of their new Collective Bargaining Agreement, "the players want the $200 per day they receive when they are on duty with the national team, the Diamonds, doubled, arguing the demands on players are greater than ever." NA CEO Kate Palmer said that their demands "were not sustainable for a sport that was still growing." The players initially pushed for a base contract system for all athletes in the national squad in addition to match payments, "but those discussions fell over" (HERALD SUN, 2/25).
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