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PM fully behind Queensland Olympic bid

By AAP Newswire

Scott Morrison is throwing his government's weight fully behind Queensland's bid to stage the 2032 Olympic games.

The prime minister - a proud Sydneysider - has told the party faithful at a conference in Brisbane, he thought the Sydney 2000 games were "tremendous".

"Queenslanders will not let that stand," he told the Queensland state LNP Council and Annual Convention on Saturday.

"They will want to better Sydney in terms of what they do here in Queensland."

He said his government has already put forward $10 million for the much needed partnership between all levels of government in the state to help prepare for the games.

He has also nominated Queensland LNP federal MP Ted O'Brien to help with the bid on behalf of the Commonwealth, working with both state and local governments.

The prime minister urged the state government to get on board, having told him it is "waiting on a few things".

"There is a window of opportunity here and that's why it is so important for the Queensland government to get on board," he said.

"There is a sense of urgency on this. The planning is beginning much earlier."