Peter Coaldrake recently handed down his interim report in the review of culture and accountability in the Queensland public sector. The report highlighted some issues concerning the sanitising of advice from the public service, influence by lobbyists and apparent overreach by some staff.
While most of the issues have been canvassed previously the government has committed to implementing recommendations from Professor Coaldrake’s review.
The Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic Games (BOCOG) has been formed after the appointment of the final directors to board. BOCOG will be chaired by Andrew Liveris AO and the board will have its first meeting shortly to select a CEO. The formation of BOCOG is an exciting milestone for the games. This week the State Government also announced the relocation of the VISY glass factory for the building of the future International Broadcasting Centre for the Olympic Games.
Most of the media and government is distracted by the Federal Election campaign where Queensland will be play a crucial role in determining who forms government after 21 May. We’ve already seen some strong support from Premiers Palaszczuk, McGowan, and Daniels as well as the newly elected Peter Malinauskas in South Australia in supporting Anthony Albanese’s campaign.