The two leaders discussed the role that sport can play in society.
Prime Minister Abbott said that “sport can give a valuable purpose and a unifying force to build a better world”.
They discussed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the importance of including sport in the final declaration.
Prime Minister Abbott said that Australia would “carefully consider” a bid, possibly by the city of Brisbane. The AOC has asked for a feasibility study, with Queensland mayors already coming out in favour of a project. Australian Minister of Health and Sport Sussan Ley and three-time Olympic gold medallist James Tomkins (rowing, Australia) also joined the talks.