Kirsty Coventry said there were "no big hiccups" at this stage for Brisbane 2032 ©World Aquatics

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Brisbane 2032 Coordination Commission chair Kirsty Coventry has insisted there is "full support" from the Australian Government for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in nine years' time.

The Zimbabwean seven-time Olympic swimming medallist was appointed to head up the Coordination Commission in October 2021.

It currently has 15 members, and Coventry is satisfied with the early progress being made to prepare for Brisbane 2032.

"It's been great," she told insidethegames.

"The Government, yes there was the change, but there has been full support for the Olympic Games and for Brisbane 2032.

"Everyone's still working towards that cohesively which is really nice, so no big hiccups or anything to report on that note."

Labor's Anthony Albanese beat the incumbent conservative coalition led by Scott Morrison in the Australian Federal Government election last May.

Anthony Albanese succeeded Scott Morrison as Australian Prime Minister last year ©Getty Images
Anthony Albanese succeeded Scott Morrison as Australian Prime Minister last year ©Getty Images

Albanese has refused to commit to sharing 50 per cent of the costs for Brisbane 2032, with talks ongoing with the Queensland Government to find a solution.

Morrison had promised that the Federal Government would cover half of the cost of the Games prior to Brisbane becoming the third Australian city to be awarded the Olympics.

The Queensland capital was the first city to be awarded the multi-sport event under the IOC's new bidding process in 2021.

Coordination Commission meetings have shifted to a hybrid approach from last year, with half now expected to take place remotely and the other half on-site in a bid to cut the IOC's carbon footprint.

The Brisbane 2032 Coordination Commission has yet to hold an in-person visit, although IOC President Thomas Bach met with the Organising Committee after its first Board meeting last year.

Coventry was speaking to insidethegames at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bahrain Olympic Committee, World Aquatics and GFH Financial Group in Manama to facilitate the construction of an aquatics centre of excellence.