Qld 2020 events

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THE Queens­land Gov­ern­ment has launched its 2020 events cal­en­dar, worth an es­ti­mated $880m to the state’s econ­omy.

Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk said the events space had been a sig­nif­i­cant driver of the tourism in­dus­try in the state.

“We in­vest in ma­jor events be­cause they grow our tourism in­dus­try and cre­ate jobs here in Queens­land,” she said.

“My gov­ern­ment has more than dou­bled the value of Qld’s events cal­en­dar since 2015 - that’s an ex­tra half-a-bil­lion-dol­lars gen­er­ated...over five years,” Palaszczuk added.

The “It’s Live! In Queens­land” cal­en­dar in­cludes the Cairns Indige­nous Art Fair, the Birdsville Big Red Bash and the WAT­PAC Townsville 400.

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