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The Parliamentary Friends of the Olympic Movement in Australia launched on Tuesday 23 June 2020 (Olympic Day) with Co-Chairs Bert van Manen MP, Member for Forde, and Graham Perrett MP, Member for Morton.



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  • to promote, raise awareness of and encourage participation in sport for benefits of health, longevity, fitness, skill, achievement, social interaction, wellbeing and other benefits of exercise for all individuals in Australia;
  • to promote the fundamental principles and values of Olympism in Australia, particularly in the fields of sport, health and education, by promoting Olympic sporting, health and educational programmes in all levels of schools, sports and physical education institutions and universities; and
  • to recognise the heritage, culture and contribution of our nation’s first people, and to give practical support to the issue of indigenous reconciliation through sport.


The Parliamentary Friends of the Olympic Movement in Australia will also serve to connect the Parliament with the broader remit of the Olympic Movement, including the role the AOC has to play and the value Olympism can contribute to Australian society


Members of the Parliamentary Friends of the Olympic Movement in Australia
Co-ChairMr Bert van Manen MPMember for Forde
Co-ChairMr Graham Perrett MPMember for Morton
Committee MemberSenator Andrew BraggSenator for New South Wales
Committee MemberThe Honourable Don FarrellSenator for South Australia
Committee MemberThe Honourable James McGrathSenator for Queensland
Committee MemberSenator Paul ScarrSenator for Queensland
Committee MemberSenator Amanda StokerSenator for Queensland
Committee MemberSenator David VanSenator for Victoria
Committee MemberSenator Murray WattSenator for Queensland
Committee MemberMr Steve Georganas MPMember for Adelaide

Committee Member

The Honourable Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Member for Fenner

Committee MemberMr David Smith MPMember for Bean
Committee MemberMrs Melissa McIntosh MPMember for Lindsay
Committee MemberDr Katie Allen MPMember for Higgins
Committee MemberMr Luke Gosling OAM MPMember for Solomon
Committee MemberMr Ted O'Brien MPMember for Fairfax
Committee MemberThe Honourable Trevor Evans MPAssistant Minister for Waste Reduction & Environmental Mangement
Committee MemberMr Andrew Wallace MPMember for Fisher
Committee MemberThe Honourable Kevin Andrews MPMember for Menzies
Committee MemberThe Honourable Darren Chester MPDeputy Leader of the House, Minister for Defence Personnel & Veterans' Affairs
Committee MemberMs Angie Bell MPMember for Moncrieff
Committee MemberThe Honourable Julie Collins MPMember for Franklin
Committee MemberMs Maria Vamvakinou MPMember for Calwell
Committee MemberThe Honourable Steve Irons MPAssistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships
Committee MemberMr Andrew Laming MPMember for Bowman
Committee MemberMr Terry Young MPMember for Longman
Committee MemberThe Honourable Scott Buchholz MPAssistant Minister for Road Safety & Freight Transport
Committee MemberThe Honourable Shayne Neumann MPMember for Blair
Committee MemberMr Milton Dick MPMember for Oxley
Committee MemberMs Zali Steggall OAM MP OLYMember for Warringah
Committee MemberThe Honourable Richard Colbeck

Minister for Youth and Sport, Minister for Aged Care & Senior Australians

Commitee MemberThe Honourable Warren EntschMember for Leichhardt