Senate debates

Monday, 9 August 2021

Questions without Notice

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games

2:08 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 very proud that the Morrison government backed this bid every single step of the way. We did so because we understood that the social and economic benefits for Queensland and the nation are substantial. An assessment by KPMG shows that the 2032 games will deliver a total benefit of $8.1 billion for Queensland and $17.6 billion for the rest of Australia. The considerable focus on sport will help us drive increased levels of participation in sport, improved health outcomes for our population and significant jobs across not only Queensland but also the rest of Australia as we build the infrastructure required to support the hosting of the games in 2032.


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