Qld Premier ordered in front of media conference to attend Opening Ceremony

The Queensland Premier’s Tokyo itinerary has changed overnight, with Annastacia Palaszczuk now set to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics after a very public order.

It wasn’t her initial plan to be at the ceremony in the wake of Covid, last week detailing that she would only be in the country for a couple of days to make the 2032 Olympics presentation before returning to Australia.

Ms Palaszczuk had planned to remain in the hotel the entire time, going only to the media centre to make the presentation.


This itinerary had already angered tens of thousands of Australians, who even petitioned for her to call the whole thing off.

However, plans have had to change now that the Premier is over there and Queensland has won the bid, but not by her own choice.

Annastacia Palasczuk was very publicly told that she has no choice but to attend the opening ceremony before flying back to Australia.

“You are going to the opening ceremony,” Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates told her in front of a media conference.

“I’m still the deputy chair of the candidature leadership group and so far as I understand, there will be an op[ening and closing ceremony in 2032, and all of you better get along to understand the traditional parts of that, what’s involved in and OC… none of you are staying behind and hiding in your rooms, alright?”

“You’ve never been to an opening ceremony, you don’t know the protocols. I think it’s a very important lesson for everyone here.

“Opening ceremonies cost in the order of $75-100 million, it’s a major, major exercise for any organising committee.

“It puts the stamp on the game, it’s very important to the broadcast that follows.

“My very strong recommendation to the Premier, the lord mayor and the minister is to be there and to understand it,” Mr Coates said.

When asked about the seemingly awkward exchange on ABC Breakfast this morning, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she won’t be offending anyone and will do what John Coates says.

If we didn’t have John Coates. If we didn’t have John Coates, this would not have happened. John Coates has been the driving force behind us securing the Olympics.

“He has been able to get all levels of Government to work together for us to have this bid and his engagement with the business community, his networks are absolutely phenomenal.” the Premier said.

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Oh look a politician that lied to the public….what a shocker!

What a crock – of course she always knew she would be going to the opening ceremony. Why else was she (and her entourage) staying for several days. Premier by default and is now showing her true colours.

I agree, Their acting was Pathetic, she knew all along she was going to stay. I mean Who Tells Annie What to do, She’s the Boss, she didn’t want to inform her Constituents of her plans.

Make her stay for the duration of the games and hopefully she will catch the bug

So John Coates is the one we have to blame for bringing the circus to town.

He is replacing the CHO when she takes up her new role.

What a waste of money, now she’ll be like Oliver asking the PM can i have some more money please, we cant afford it tell them we dont want it , hopefully by then it will be past its use by date and no one will care 😎😎😎

Can’t look at her anymore. “Lympics” and “impordant” and “mista speaka” and “Austraya”. Not much care with speech there ever. What a bogan.

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