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Defence Housing to sponsor the Raiders

By johnboy - 17 July 2012 28

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The Raiders have the interesting news that despite having China’s Huawei as a major sponsor the Defence Housing Authority is coming on as a sleeve sponsor.

The two-year deal starting with the 2013 season will see DHA displayed on the Raiders NRL jersey sleeves and below the number on the reverse of the jersey.

DHA General Manager, Sales, Marketing and Portfolio Management, Tony Winterbottom, said the arrangement will help raise awareness of DHA’s property sales programs.

“DHA would like to expand our audience to reach more Australian families—sponsorship of a high profile sporting team is one way for us to do this,” said Tony.

[Photo Courtesy Canberra Raiders]

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Defence Housing to sponsor the Raiders
dungfungus 9:38 am 18 Jul 12

I note that Mr Michael Del Gigante, former CEO of TransACT Communications is now the Managing Director of DHA. One of the aims of DHA (according to its website) is to create “strategic alliances” and no doubt sponsorship of the Raiders comes under that nebulous description.
While Del Gigante was running TransACT, that company, which was a quarter owned by the ACT Ratepayes through Actew, was involved in extensive sporting sponsorships so it appears a precednet has been set as how taxpayers money can be used for this purpose.
I don’t believe it is correct and I would like the names of the executives from DHA that will have exclusive access to the Raiders’ corporate box that will go with the taxpayer funded sponsorship.

Canburnian 9:09 am 18 Jul 12

Hmm the same Huawei that was banned form bidding for NBN contracts.

FXST01 8:10 am 18 Jul 12

DHA Housing costs goes up for Defence members and they can afford to sponsor the Raiders?
Is this going to help recruiting or something, I don’t see the up side for Defence?

What a load of Bu((541t. DHA you disgust me.

JC 7:13 am 18 Jul 12

Silentforce said :

Call me Gomer or what.

The Defence Housing Authority is a Federal Government authority. Jobs for DHA are advertised in APS Jobs and employees are engaged under APS conditions. By association, they are presumably linked to the Department of Defence who is one of the big losers in the Federal Budget.

Where do DHA get the funding to support a football team? Are staff reductions there paying for this?

In all fairness the DHA are a statutory authority that basically operates by getting ‘ordinary’ people to buy houses and lease them to the authority. To do that they need to advertise.

SnapperJack 2:08 am 18 Jul 12

Deref said :

WTF is a taxpayer-funded organisation doing giving money to a business?

What I’d like to know is why DHA is still owned by the government and why nobody is talking about privatisation. Is the defence lobby too strong?

HenryBG 10:01 pm 17 Jul 12

Deref said :

WTF is a taxpayer-funded organisation doing giving money to a business?

Echo that.

Absolute BULL$^*&#.

All our bills are going up by vastly > than CPI, and they’re spending our taxes on BULL:#%^$.

Deref 8:50 pm 17 Jul 12

WTF is a taxpayer-funded organisation doing giving money to a business?

LSWCHP 8:00 pm 17 Jul 12

Feng said :

Lol

Funny how people makes such a big assumptions about a telco and housing company

This post sponsored by your local friendly Huawei distributor…

Jester 7:52 pm 17 Jul 12

Who is paying….? What’s Craig Thomson up to these days? Funding channelled through an establishment in Fyshwick perhaps?

Silentforce 7:01 pm 17 Jul 12

Call me Gomer or what.

The Defence Housing Authority is a Federal Government authority. Jobs for DHA are advertised in APS Jobs and employees are engaged under APS conditions. By association, they are presumably linked to the Department of Defence who is one of the big losers in the Federal Budget.

Where do DHA get the funding to support a football team? Are staff reductions there paying for this?

Feng 6:54 pm 17 Jul 12

Lol

Funny how people makes such a big assumptions about a telco and housing company

JC 6:43 pm 17 Jul 12

Thanks, just goes to show you are basically no different to any other journalist out there. Reading, leading, writing and misleading people into melodramatic headlines that don’t exist.

Read there is no link what so ever between an IT company (even if they are Chinese) and DHA except of course they both now sponsor the faiders.

LSWCHP 6:09 pm 17 Jul 12

johnboy said :

Well Huawei is an instrument of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Defence Housing works for our mob.

Goodness me JB, you *have* been keeping a finger on the pulse. The spooks from the DSA will no doubt be around shortly to find out what you know.

johnboy 5:51 pm 17 Jul 12

Well Huawei is an instrument of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Defence Housing works for our mob.

JC 5:28 pm 17 Jul 12

I’ll bite. Was is interesting about having Huawei as a major sponsor and DHA as a sleeve sponsor?

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