• Tokyo exchange another example of Coates' political nous

    6 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    With a twinkle in his eye, John Coates was helping Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stay in Tokyo and avoid problems on the political homefront.
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  • ‘She thanked me': John Coates defends bizarre media conference

    6 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    The AOC president has revealed he was “taking the heat” off Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk so she could attend opening ceremony.
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  • Coates reminds Queensland Premier who is in charge

    6 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    Among his extraordinary talents for manipulating the born-to-rule bureaucracy of the IOC and bending the will of state and federal governments to his ends, John Coates has an Olympic-sized capacity for humiliation.
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