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Will the Brisbane Olympics leave a legacy or a millstone for the Australian taxpayer?

1 April 2024

12:13 PM

1 April 2024

12:13 PM

The rejection by Queensland Premier Steven Miles of his own independent Olympic venue review and its recommendation for a new centrally located $3.4 billion stadium at Victoria Park is a mistake borne of confused policy objectives and mistaken policy appraisal.

The Premier has instead favoured the $1.6 billion QSAC (formerly QEII Stadium) refurbishment of the ‘temporary aluminium seating from the 1982 Commonwealth Games’ and an additional $1 billion to keep the Gabba on life-support.

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