Update on AFL negotiations

Peter Gutwein,Premier

Today, I have had discussions with Hawthorn Football Club CEO Justin Reeves and President Jeff Kennett regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on the current AFL season and beyond.

We agreed that we would have further discussions regarding the current season and our associated contractual arrangements once we have clarity from the AFL on what the season will look like, including games to be held in Tasmania.

Further, we agreed to defer any post 2021 contractual negotiations until towards the end of the year.

I will not speculate further on what may be possible in the future until we have a clearer picture of the impact of the spread of the virus and the impacts on the AFL season.

The Tasmanian Government’s number one priority is keeping Tasmanian’s safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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