Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who actually spoke at the closing ceremony, also criticised the organisers on Monday.
Griggs also released a statement on Twitter claiming they were unaware athletes would not feature in the broadcast, that there "was no TV rehearsal", and if there was it "clearly would have rung alarm bells".
"We can only show the pictures that are provided by the actual host broadcasters".
"GOLDOC appreciates that this decision therefore did not provide the opportunity for the television audiences to share this moment".
Large sections of seating were empty while a number of athletes slipped away to the bar before the ceremony had reached its halfway point.
However GOLDOC had an explanation. "I can't be more honest about it than that", Beattie said in an interview on the Sunrise morning news show.
Peter Dutton said that if the athletes did not leave the country by May 15, he would track them down and "lock them in a local watch house" until they could be deported.
"You want to see the athletes come and you want to see them jumping in front of a camera, you want to see them celebrating 11 days of great sport".
"We don't really want to be integrated, we're Paralympians and they're Olympians", said Kelly Cartwright, an amputee who won long jump gold at the 2012 Paralympics and competed in the power-lifting on the Gold Coast.
I was captivated from the start when Sophie Pascoe was selected as our flag bearer.
After unhappy viewers expressed their disgust on social media, Channel Seven presenters Johanna Griggs and Basil Zempilas gave an impassioned defence of the network, saying it was not responsible for not broadcasting footage of the athletes. "Again, we got that wrong", he said.
This marks Sri Lanka's best performance at the Commonwealth games since the country won three medals at the 1950 empire games, the predecessor of the modern commonwealth games.
"The other thing there were too many speeches".
Then England will host the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022 and the flag of the Commonwealth Games was also handed over to them during this stunning extravaganza with millions of people enjoyed the enthusiasms showed by the athletes from around the world including Pakistan.
"I was one of hundreds of dancers and we had the most exhilarating experience and I'm gutted that Australia missed out on it", she said. "I wouldn't have come if I didn't have to", he said.