PM gets behind Brisbane bid to host Olympic Games

PM Scott Morrison has unveiled the Federal Budget ahead of the election.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is backing the push for Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympics, saying it had the potential to be even better than the Sydney 2000 games.

Morrison announced that the Government had pledged $10 million to help Queensland’s bid when he met with International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach in Japan recently.

“The Prime Minister made it very clear that he was enthused by what he heard at the meeting and that the federal government was ready to move forward,” Australian Olympic Committee head John Coates said.

The $10 million investment would be used for a partnership between all levels of government.

Brisbane is up against both North and South Korea, Indonesia and Germany, but if it wins the bid it would be the third Australian city to host the Olympics after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.