Sunday Territorian



AN ugly slanging match has erupted between state and federal government­s over the Brisbane Olympics. The tiff was triggered by the potential make-up of an organising committee for the 2032 Games.

Ted O’Brien, who has been appointed as a commonweal­th special envoy to co-ordinate the preparatio­ns, claimed the Queensland government was trying to stack the deck.

He sensationa­lly threatened to pull out of a joint-funding arrangemen­t for the $5bn major event. Queensland government minister Yvette D’Ath described the threat as “embarrassi­ng”.

Ms D’Ath expressed her disappoint­ment at Mr O’Brien’s remarks but said she was pleased he had already stepped back from them.

“Scott Morrison’s probably feeling very embarrasse­d this morning [when] one of his government members came out attacking a draft Bill,” she said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia