Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Cairns Wins G20 Finance Meeting

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Cairns Wins G20 Finance Meeting

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Byline: OWEN JACQUES APN NEWSDESK

CAIRNS has beaten competition from across Queensland to be named as the destination for the G20 Finance Ministers' Meeting in 2014.

After announcing that Brisbane had scored the G20 Leaders' Meeting , Prime Minister Julia Gillard made it clear a second event would be held somewhere in Queensland but outside of the capital.

It is a massive win for the North Queensland city of 150,000, with about 2000 making up the visiting contingent of finance ministers, auxiliary staff and world media. The Federal Government will pour $370 million into funding both G20 events, which will also require some state investment to ensure security standards.

During her press confer- ence in Cairns, Ms Gillard refused to say which cities were the main rivals to the Cairns decision.

C[pounds sterling]There are so many beautiful parts of Queensland, it was always going to be a tough contest. But you should be very pleased that you have come out winners,C[yen] she told reporters in Cairns. …

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