Senate debates

Monday, 9 August 2021

Questions without Notice

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games

2:06 pm

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

[by video link] I'm truly proud to say that Australia will host the Olympics for the third time and the Paralympics for the second time, after Brisbane and South-East Queensland secured the 2032 games on 21 July following that historic vote by IOC members in Tokyo. The 2032 bid delegation represented all levels of government. The Premier of Queensland, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane and I provided the final presentation to the IOC membership, along with the Prime Minister, who participated virtually.

It is a fantastic vote of confidence in South-East Queensland and Australia by the IOC and world sport. We have a track record of hosting highly successful major international sporting events, and that record was critical in the bid for 2032. We know what the impact was for Sydney and for Melbourne, and we look forward to the opportunities for Brisbane and Queensland.


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