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Olympics bid delay

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Tyrone D'lisle
2/2 White Ash Court

Total Signatures - 1279

Sponsoring Member: Mr Robbie Katter MP

Posting Date: 26/09/2019

Closing Date: 24/11/2019

Tabled Date: 26/11/2019

Responded By: Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP on 16/12/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that there is strong community disapproval with Queensland seeking an Olympic bid for 2032. Queenslanders are concerned with the extraordinary costs associated with hosting an Olympic games, the fact that host cities never make back as much money from the event as they spend, the special protections awarded to Olympic sponsors at the exclusion of local businesses, and the disruption to normal civic life. Queenslanders believe that this money could be better spent dealing with immediate challenges facing Queensland such as the economy, drought, and vital infrastructure and services.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to resolve that no further government monies be spent seeking an Olympic bid until such time as that critical policy concerns, namely related to stabilising current industries, boosting the state's economy and correcting concerning unemployment issues, are properly addressed.