Qld Premier apologises for taking boyfriend to Olympics meeting

The Queensland Premier admits she made a mistake when she took her boyfriend to an official Olympic meeting.

Annastacia Palaszczuk came under fire for inviting her partner Dr Reza Adib to the meeting on Sunday, even though Commonwealth, Paralympic and Indigenous representatives weren’t invited.

The event was held in Sydney for the International Olympic Committee and Brisbane organising committee responsible for hosting the 2032 Olympic games.


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“It was a mistake, it shouldn’t have happened,” the Premier says.

“I can’t undo what has happened, all I can do is apologise and I sincerely do that.”

The Premier insists that no confidential information was discussed during the meeting, which she says was just an “informal catch-up”.

“We all happened to be in town at the same time and we caught up,”

“I talked about things that I talked about publically… Everything I said was public.”

Premier Palaszczuk admits that she will not be letting her partner tag along to any future Olympic meetings.

“I am very lucky and very blessed to have someone that supports my role, it is a big role to run this State,”

“My partner will be coming with me to different functions but he will not be coming to any meetings or catch-ups.”