The awarding of the Commonwealth Games to Queensland's Gold Coast will lead to an increase in crime with the visit of international vistors from cash-strapped countries.
The Coast needs a good clean up by the forces of law and order before it is allowed to host any future big events. It is choc a bloc with criminals, spivs and neer do wells at present.
This debacle will cause an even bigger hole in our state's coffers.
And this is not to mention the influx of seedy games administrators from overseas, corrupting our concept of a fair go, in sport.
It should have been awarded to Sri Lanka.