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Adrian Schrinner says the Palaszczuk government has ‘completely lost its way’ on road to event as he quits Brisbane 2032 Games delivery forum. Follow the day’s news live

Brisbane lord mayor, Adrian Schrinner, has said the Palaszczuk government has “completely lost its way” on the road to the Olympics as he quit the Brisbane 2032 Games delivery forum.

The Liberal National mayor has also withdrawn his support for the controversial $2.7bn Gabba rebuild, insisting there must be better options than demolishing and rebuilding the inner city venue.

It’s clear that the games have become more about over-priced stadiums rather than the promise of vital transport solutions.

The state government’s ham-fisted and foolish attempt to extort Brisbane ratepayers for tens of millions of dollars for a new RNA stadium was the final straw.

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