Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

The Premier of Queensland

The Queensland Government is delighted to be the presenting partner for the INAS Global Games to be held in Brisbane from 12 to 19 October 2019.

We look forward to welcoming 1000 athletes and around 1500 support staff, family and a friends, who will descend on Brisbane to compete in what is the world’s largest sporting event for elite athletes with intellectual impairment.

The Queensland Government recognises that everyone benefits from a diverse society, and we highly value the contribution that the one in five Queenslanders with disability make to our communities. Through our new State disability plan, my Government is committed to building a Queensland that is even more inclusive and responsive—an ‘all abilities’ Queensland.

I commend INAS Global Games for promoting inclusion through sport, inspired by a belief that intellectual impairment should not be a barrier to enjoying and being the best in sport. With athletes from up to 80 countries competing across nine sports, I have no doubt sports-loving Queenslanders will be out in force to support them in 2019.