Queenslanders In Conversation

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What does sport do for Queensland?
As we dust off our maroon flags for sport’s greatest rivalry, the State of Origin, we invite you to join us to discuss the role sport plays in developing our state.

Host Kelly Higgins-Devine from 612 ABC Brisbane will facilitate a conversation between high profile panellists and audience members. We will explore the effect of team rivalries here and interstate; the part sport plays in our identity and history; and whether our sporting organisations do enough to create a sense of belonging with women and minority communities.

From the political to the popular, the insightful to the opinionated, the interactive format of the conversation will allow alternative voices to be heard and stories to be shared.

Presented during Queensland Week and recorded for delayed broadcast on ABC radio, this is your opportunity to explore sporting issues and talk about what being a Queenslander means to you.

Meet two members of the panel;


Paul is CEO of the most successful club in the history of the NRL, the Brisbane Broncos.
He has extensive business experience, particularly in the resources industry, and as a consequence knows and loves the bush.
Paul was a bit of a league legend himself – being named in the Queensland Police Team of the Century alongside Mal Meninga no less!


Fiona has represented her country five times at two sports!
She is a former Australian sprint hurdles champion who competed in the Commonwealth Games and later switched to bobsleigh and took part in the World Championships.
Fiona also understands the corporate world, having worked as business development manager for Australian University Sport.
Fiona is currently in a new role as Relationship Manager for Brio Group.

Keep updated with additional panellists and event information by following our event posts.
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By: State Library of Queensland