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  1. PM hopeful Queensland will restart campaign to host the 2032 Summer Games Brisbane Times By Olivia Caisley and Anthony Galloway November 17, 2020 — 3.27pm Scott Morrison says he is hopeful Queensland will restart its campaign to host the 2032 Summer Games as he reiterated his support for the Australian bid when meeting with International Olympic officials in Japan. The Prime Minister also told business leaders Australia shared Japan's ambition of achieving net-zero emissions but he was focused on "how we get there and how that can be achieved" before he committed
  2. Olympics: Australian PM, IOC chief discuss Brisbane bid Credit/Source: Reuters NOVEMBER 17, 2020 6.17pm TOKYO (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss next year’s postponed Olympics in the Japanese capital and Brisbane’s bid to host the 2032 Games. Morrison and Bach are both in Tokyo this week and used the opportunity to meet, alongside IOC member and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates. In a video posted on the AOC Twitter page, Coates
  3. Yes the Queensland LNP opposition party did support the bid but with the Government being re-elected, the current Government players in the bid and the onnections already made with the AOC and the IOC prior it being paused will remain the same. It just makes things that much easier with those commitments and plans which have already been outlined in the Queensland Government’s last term. As TorchbearerSydney said also, the new 4-year term of this majority Government well covers the Olympic decision timeframe. The AOC and the IOC will now eagerly be anticipating the re-elected Queen
  4. Labor to clinch government in Queensland election, expected to win required 47 seats as Annastacia Palaszczuk claims third term as Premier 31 October 2020 ABC News Australia By Matt Eaton and James Maasdorp Posted 6hhours ago, updated 15mminutes ago ABC election analyst Antony Green projects Labor will win the required 47 seats to govern in its own right in Queensland as Annastacia Palaszczuk clinches a third term as Premier. Palaszczuk confident she will lead a majority government No fears of a minority government tonight, at least, fr
  5. Queensland's 2032 Olympic dreams remain 'on hold' Credit: Brisbane Times By Lydia Lynch September 15, 2020 — 11.40am Queensland's dream to host the 2032 Olympic Games remains on hold, despite calls from some to ditch the pitch altogether as the state grapples with the economic devastation wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic. In December last year, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk decided the state would go ahead with a bid to host the games in 2032. That was a month before the first COVID-19 case made its way to Queensland and before 234,000 Queenslanders lo
  6. Coates claims foreign relations bill amendment could harm athletes and destroy Brisbane's Olympic bid Credit: InsideTheGames By Michael Pavitt Friday, 16 October 2020 Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has claimed an amendment to the Federal Government’s new foreign relations legislation could make athletes political pawns and "destroy" Brisbane’s bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games. The AOC submitted comments related to the Australian Foreign Relations (State and Territory) Arrangements Bill 2020, with the organisation saying it was particularly inter
  7. Council unveils new fly-through of Kangaroo Pt Bridge Credit: Brisbane Development August 18, 2020 Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced the start of the green bridge procurement process, as early works ramp up at Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek, and Council kicks off consultation on design of the $257 million projects. “We have fast-tracked these new bridges because they’re major job drivers, which is critical as we climb our way out of the coronavirus economic crisis,” Cr Schrinner said. “Our city has sustained a brutal economic hit this year, but my administra
  8. Queensland stadiums running on empty with 1.6 million fewer bums on seats Credit: Brisbane Times By Lucy Stone October 7, 2020 — 7.53pm Queensland's stadiums welcomed 1.6 million fewer patrons over 2019-20, and recorded a $9 million operating loss in a year of "highs and lows". Stadiums Queensland's annual report, tabled in Parliament last week, noted the cost of managing events rose because of the additional COVID-19 regulations and hygiene requirements, while its expenses rose because of "maintaining large depreciating venues". Across the year, stadiums welcomed 2
  9. Wow, how so special that would have been for you to be there in the Stadium that night! My elderly mother and I were just outside the Stadium Australia on little folding stools in the crowded Olympic Park Live Site. It was a great typical Aussie communal party atmosphere there and we all cheered big time when Juan Antonio proclaimed his Games verdict. Treasured memories. I was so lucky as well to be in the Stadium for the first OC Dress Rehearsal then in the actual OC on 15/9/2000. I hope of course that Queensland can bring the Games down under for the third time in 2032.
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