Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



19 February 2021

Peter Gutwein, Premier

Tasmania very unhappy with AFL response

The response received from the AFL is simply not good enough.

After receiving our business case 12 months ago, it beggars belief the AFL has not been able to consider it fully over the last year and now, to add insult to injury, want to take up to another year before providing clarity on the future of a Tasmanian team.

As a footballing heartland State we have paid our dues and deserve much better. We have supported the AFL and before them the VFL, providing some of the best talent to play the game and it's now time for the AFL to treat Tasmania fairly.

As there is significant interest in this matter in Tasmania I am releasing the response from the AFL and I will be seeking a meeting with Mr McLachlan at the earliest opportunity to continue to press our case.



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