The Gold Coast’s security preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games have been given a resounding vote of confidence by visiting officials.
Close to 130 chefs de mission are in town for detailed briefings on a range of topics, with security and anti-terrorism high on the agenda.
Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin is convinced every possible security scenario is being prepared for.
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“We’re fully confident the Australian Government have everything under control,” she said.
“Everything isn’t completed but they’re actually ahead of where they need to be in many ways.
“It gives us the confidence that we know our family is coming into a country that is cognizant of what is happening everywhere else and is leaving nothing to chance.”
Minister for Tourism Kate Jones said the security for the Games has been developed through consultation with every level of government.
“We have all three levels of government working hand in glove when it comes to security,” she said.
“We’re briefed directly by the police commissioner at our monthly meetings.”
— Peter Beattie (@SmartState1) October 8, 2017