Treasurer Joe Hockey and Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch today welcomed news that the Cairns-based Tjapukai Indigenous dance group will perform for visiting G20 delegates.
The group is based at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park which has been operating for 25 years, allowing visitors an opportunity to experience the culture and way of life of the Tjapukai people.
The group will give a performance of Indigenous culture, including traditional dance and didgeridoo music.
It will feature as part of a special program of cultural and environmental activities selected to show delegates the unique beauty of Cairns and Far North Queensland.
Mr Entsch said the Cairns community was excited to welcome G20 delegates and show them some of Far North Queensland’s spectacular natural and cultural attractions.
“We are privileged to live in such an amazing part of the world, just a stone’s throw away from two World Heritage-listed sites the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest,” Mr Entsch said.
“G20 delegates will be visiting our city from all over the world, and while they’re here we have a wonderful opportunity to show them what’s great about Cairns.
“I’m thrilled to hear that the Tjapukai Indigenous dance group will be performing during the G20.
“We have a rich Indigenous culture and history in this part of the world, and I know the visiting delegates will be very interested to learn about it while they’re here.”
Mr Hockey said he was looking forward to hosting his G20 counterparts in Cairns.
“In my conversations with my fellow Finance Ministers throughout the year they’ve all been very excited to visit Cairns.
“It’s a beautiful part of our country, with a wonderful community spirit which I know will make the G20 delegates feel welcome.”