As Minister for Sport, I can’t abide a spectacle that degrades women and threatens to undermine the progress of women in sport in Australia.
Today women involved in sport at all levels – players, coaches, administrators and volunteers – are still fighting for recognition. In the year 2012 we should be applauding the athletic feats and sportsmanship of our female athletes, not screening a show to provide cheap titillation to a few.
I deliberately call it a show, because that’s how LFL started. It began as half-time entertainment and it’s now being peddled as the fastest growing ‘sport’ in the world for women.