We hosted a farewell reception for the Australian Paralympic Team at Town Hall this week – I was so thrilled to show Sydney's support and give these wonderful athletes a fitting send-off for Rio. (Even if my tennis skills left a little to be desired...)
Australian Paralympians have a great track record. We've taken part in every Games since the first, held in Rome in 1960, and have finished in the top five of every medal tally since Atlanta in 1996.
It’s a tremendous achievement for these athletes to be selected to join such a proud tradition and represent us at the highest level – so I know you'll join me in wishing them the best of luck (and hope they come back with a swag of medals)!