SportX - Queensland's New Sport Economy

Last week, I was lucky to be part of Queensland’s SportX: 2032 Sport Economy Strategy event at The Gabba (Home of the Opening Ceremony in just over 10 years time).

SportX launches off the back of the Brisbane 2032 Games announcement. Businesses, industries and communities all across the...

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The impact of one minute

I recently read an article by an Olympian friend of mine, Toby Jenkins. Toby’s story is about resilience and perseverance; it’s about the big and more importantly, long lasting impact that can come from small gestures, and the importance of paying them forward.

I’ve been...

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SportNXT, Speakers… and Giraffes

It’s been an exciting few weeks since the big announcement where our Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk invited me to join her as a board member of the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for Brisbane 2032! We had our first official gathering earlier this week...

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Expo 2020 Dubai: Shaping the Future through Vision, Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility

I was 13 years old when I visited my first World Expo in South Bank, Brisbane back in 1988. 

What we now know as South Bank Parklands are the legacy of Expo 88, and I can still vividly remember my excitement as a kid, heading into the city after school to visit all the different...

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Success on the Snow + You For 2032

The Australian team has just wrapped up its most successful Winter Games ever! From moguls to curling, figure skating, bobsleigh, freestyle skiing and more, the Australian Olympic Team seemed to be everywhere!

Our first gold medals were won only 20 years ago by speed skater Steven Bradbury and...

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Planting a seed for the future

I’ve recently returned from an inspiring week travelling around regional Queensland, from Charters Towers (where my Grandma was born) to Hughenden, to Cloncurry and Normanton (population 1200ish people, and some big crocs!), and even my hometown of Townsville. I love any opportunity to...

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Side by Side: The Olympic and Paralympic movements

While our Paralympians are blitzing it in Tokyo, most of our OLYmpians are fresh out of quarantine and ready to be officially welcomed home… although these days that looks less like the old-school ticker tape parade, and more like a fancy black tie dinner! 

A question I’ve been...

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And the winner is... Brisbane for 2032!!

We did it!!!

Last night's vote and announcement make it official: Brisbane will host the Games in 2032!!

It’s been a long race, but we have finally crossed the finish line! As John Coates AC said in last night's address, it actually started 35 years ago, when Brisbane made its first...

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Rise up and succeed! Women In Sport Summit

Some of Australia’s brightest sports stars, movers and shakers gathered at USC for the Women in Sport Summit, presented by the Ministry of Sport and Sunshine Coast Council last Friday.

Hosted by NRL Commissioner Kate Jones, the Summit celebrated the achievements so far for women in sport,...

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Unearthing next-gen talent

The possibility of a 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games has got Aussies buzzing. It keeps coming up in conversation (maybe because I’m a tad excited!); with business contacts, friends, and even parents at my daughter’s school. One of the questions that keeps cropping up is, “How can I...

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