While the Far North basked in warm winter sunshine there were big events happening elsewhere this weekend! The British Open? The Tour de France? No, it was the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Moscow!
This is the equivalent annual event scheduled for Cairns next September promised to bring us fortune and fame in the eyes of the world. It's such a high profile event that hardly anyone in Cairns was aware of it and media coverage has been scarce not even getting a mention on ABC news tonight.
If you blinked you may have missed it unless you were watching the financial news over the weekend and that's likely the international exposure Cairns will also get next year. Yes, it is a large meeting in terms of delegates and media attending however as posted last year some of the claims on benefits and exposure have been over the top: G20 Hyperbole?
The rather mundane final communique can be found here.