“We are in Matilda land; we’re seeing the great power of female participation and excellence in sport. Using rugby league as a vehicle for gender equality is a great opportunity.”
The latest announcement follows the government’s pledge of $5.5 million last month to grow the game in PNG. The investments are part of the government’s soft diplomacy at a time when PNG holds increasing geopolitical importance for Australia as China extends its influence in the Pacific.
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