The Prime Minister has passed on one of his prize possessions to Ballarat.
Malcolm Turnbull has donated his old kayak to the Blues and Brothers group for this year’s Massive Murray Paddle.
Group coordinator Tony Lovett will take delivery of the kayak on Friday.
He said it was great for the group.
“A group of Aboriginal young people shares a passion for paddling with the Prime Minister. The donation of this kayak will help to keep young Aboriginal on the river in the Massive Murray Paddle,” he said.
The Blues and Brothers program is an initiative of the Grampians Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (RAJAC). The program aims to improve relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and police and sees participants come from across Victoria to paddle the 404kms of the Murray River in November each year.
Mr Turnbull is a keen kayaker, and is pictured above with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Sydney Harbour last month.
According to Mr Lovett, the organiser of the Murray event Shannon O’Brien suggested the PM donate the kayak to the group when he upgraded recently.
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