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Geelong hosts Comm Games hearing

February 13, 2024 8:26 am in by
Joe McCracken is Deputy Chair of the Committee [via Facebook]

A parliamentary inquiry into the now-canned Commonwealth Games will sit in Geelong today.

The Legislative Council Select Committee is looking into the cancellation of the 2026 event, which was due to be held in regional Victoria including Geelong.

Western Victoria Liberal MP and the committee’s Deputy Chair Joe McCracken said Premier Jacinta Allan’s lack of accountability was a worry.

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“She’s the leader of this state,” he said.

“She was Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery at the time of the cancellation, and she refuses to attend any of the inquiries at all.”

The City of Greater Geelong, local business and tourism groups are due to address the hearing today along with sporting organisations.

Mr McCracken said locals deserved answers.

“We want to hear from these people and get an understanding of the impact on their livelihoods, their budgets.

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“We can feed that back into the process.”

The hearing will be moving to Ballarat on Wednesday.

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