Failed Com Games bidders not going quietly

THE FURORE over the failed bids for the 2018 Commonwealth Games ceremonies has again reared its ugly head.

The Gold Coast Games Corporation (GOLDOC) controversially awarded the opening and closing ceremonies to US company Jack Morton Worldwide just before Christmas.

The three losing companies have now backed calls for Queensland’s auditor-general to investigate the matter.


They believe an independent investigation is needed to remove serious doubts over the tender process.

Earlier this month, an audit tabled in parliament cleared GOLDOC of doing anything wrong or of having any conflict of interest in awarding the contract to JMW.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and “In 2014 I took a step back from full-time duties to become a stay at home mum and now cover the weekend news and whatever else may be needed from time to time. I keep my ‘presenting voice’ active during the week when reading children’s books and attempting to do various accents (to little success).”

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