Coates slammed for ‘mansplaining’ to Queensland premier on opening ceremony

TOKYO, July 22 (Reuters) – Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) manager John Coates has defended his uncomfortable exchange with Queensland Leading Annastacia Palaszczuk following drawing criticism on Thursday for publicly purchasing her to attend the Tokyo Games opening ceremony.

Coates, a single of the Worldwide Olympic Committee’s (IOC) most effective executives, elevated eyebrows when he informed the leading at a media meeting that she necessary to go to Friday’s ceremony together with other customers of Australia’s delegation.

The exchange arrived following Brisbane was named host of the 2032 Olympics.

“You are going to the opening ceremony,” Coates reported to Palaszczuk, who

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Queensland resists Morrison federal government environment regulations overhaul without much better protections | Australian politics

Queensland claims it will resist a Morrison government drive for states to take on increased obligation for environmental choice-making until it backs stronger nationwide criteria to defend wildlife.

The federal Coalition is making an attempt to alter national setting legal guidelines to enable it to indication bilateral offers with the states and territories to give them “single touch” natural environment approval powers for major developments.

Critics say it is pushing in advance with the modify with out having formally responded to the suggestions of the previous levels of competition watchdog Graeme Samuel’s statutory evaluation of the Environment Security and Biodiversity

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