Premier Newman gets behind Australia Day celebrations

PREMIER Campbell Newman has urged Queenslanders to get behind Australia Day events this year.

Mr Newman said on Monday Australia Day activities across Queensland are delivered in partnership with the Federal Government through the National Australia Day Council.

One of the highlights this year will be the Great Australian Bites event in Brisbane.

Great Australian Bites will take over the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank on Friday, January 24 from 5pm and is a celebration of the true modern barbeque

Mr Newman said it was going to be a food spectacular by the Brisbane River.

"Australia is a multicultural society and this event will be the perfect opportunity to showcase this diversity along with some fantastic Queensland produce," he said.

"Guests will enjoy food included as part of their ticket price, from cultures all over the world, including Asian favourite sang chow boa, a twist on the traditional European duck confit, South African boerewors and Mooloolaba's own grilled prawns.

"It will be the perfect way to kick off your Australia Day weekend."

For further information about Australia Day events across Queensland visit at

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