Senate debates

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Questions without Notice

Queensland Olympic and Paralympic Games

3:00 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services) Share this | Hansard source

Of course, the Olympics and Paralympics are an exciting major sporting event displaying the world's best athletes. They also bring major social and economic benefits. An assessment by KPMG commissioned by the Queensland government shows that the 2032 games will deliver a total benefit of $8.1 billion for Queensland and $17.61 billion for Australia. The report found the 2032 games will create 91,600 full-time-equivalent job years for Queensland and 122,900 job years nationally. The report notes significant quantifiable social benefits derived from the 2032 games, including health community benefits.


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