The recent G20 summit in Brisbane seemed to go off without a hitch. However, politics aside, do you think Brisbane or Queensland received a benefit for hosting the event? Millions of dollars were spent getting the city ready for the G20 this month, including everything from beautification projects to security. Graham Quirk claims the long term benefit will total $100 million.
ABC news has asked various international media outlets what their coverage focused on. The results were mixed, with some countries focusing purely on their delegates’ meetings and the politics of the event as a whole whereas others took a more holistic approach to the event and the city.
It remains to be seen if there is a longer term benefit, however if you are interested in additional information on how some of the delegate countries reported on the event, the ABC article can be found below.
ABC News - G20: International journalists put business before Brisbane when it comes to summit coverage