Australia No 'g'day'? Comm Games minister says that's 'bulldust'

16:11  11 february  2018
16:11  11 february  2018 Source:

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You might not use it every day, but if there's one thing Aussies are comfortable saying it's "g'day".

LNP MP John-Paul Langbroek claims Commonwealth Games volunteers have been asked not to use it, replacing it with the local indigenous greeting "jingeri".

"It's not a word that most Gold Coasters or Queenslanders know," he said.

"It's not going to show the true Gold Coast and the true Queensland to the 70 nations of the Commonwealth."

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John-Paul Langbroek © (AAP Image/Dan Peled John-Paul Langbroek He insists political correctness will ruin the Games, but Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones says there's nothing in it.

"You can say 'g'day', you can say 'hello' and you can say 'jingeri'," she said.

"It's complete and utter bulldust that you can't say 'g'day' at the Commonwealth Games."

In a statement, a GOLDOC spokesperson said, "jingeri" is just a suggestion in the Games training manual and nowhere does it state that it has to be used.

Around 15,000 volunteers are undergoing training ahead of the Games, which begin April 4.

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