posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 06:19 PM
As some would know, the 2014 G20 summit will be in Australia but around that, an all out fecies fight has begun regarding the decision of which city
will host the leaders from around the world. The labour party announced over the past day or so that Brisbane will host the conference which has
sparked outrage from NSW or to be more direct, Sydney.
NSW cabinet minister Brad Hazzard, whose government offered the Sydney Opera House to host the summit, said Ms Gillard had made a political move
to reclaim support for her party in Queensland.
'She's chosen Brisbane simply to use the leaders of the world as political pawns in her game to try and win back the votes across Queensland,' he told
And from another report
Mr Newman also criticised Sydney after NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard suggested Prime Minister Julia Gillard picked Brisbane to try to claw
Twisting the dagger, Mr Hazzard said Sydney was Australia's only true world city and holding the summit in Brisbane was insulting to world
The QLD premier certainly didn't see it the same way.
As the NSW and Victorian governments claimed Sydney and Melbourne should have won the rights, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman rubbed salt into
'We've beaten them (NSW) seven times in a row in the State of Origin (rugby league series) and now we've secured the G20 2014 leaders meeting from our
southern neighbours,' he said.
Not only have QLD and NSW come to blows, the Victorians are also not too happy about why the G20 will not be hosted in Melbourne.
Victoria's Planning Minister Matthew Guy said the G20 should be in Melbourne.
'Clearly the federal government has some issues with their electoral support in Queensland and I think they're obviously playing a ... role in
satisfying that demand,' Mr Guy told reporters.
Even though I believe those people need to find better things to fight about, I agree that maybe Julia Gillard is using this opportunity to boost her
support in QLD.
My opinion about the entire scenario... Sydney is nothing more than Melbourne. It seems the people who are outraged over this decision really don't
have anything better to worry about and I'm glad they lost their bid. As for QLD and taking a long trip down the coast a few weeks back, I don't see
nothing wrong with Brisbane. QLD is awesome and obviously so is their Rugby side.
I give a thumbs up to Brisbane and good luck to them. Melbourne and Sydney can sulk all they wan't.
edit on 11-7-2012 by DarknStormy because: (no reason