That the Senate –
- notes that:
- Australian Rules football fans have wholeheartedly embraced the AFL Women's league, which drew crowds exceeding 50,000 people in its first week and secured bumper television ratings, and
- women's and girls' participation in Australian Rules football has seen enormous growth in recent years, and the launch of an elite level national competition provides an inspiring level to which platers can aspire;
- congratulates the players, coaching staff, supporters and clubs involved in the inaugural season of the AFL Women's competition; and
- calls on the Government to take action to support women's participation in Australian Rules football and to support fair pay for its professional players.