UK Prime Minister addresses press after G20 talks

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON UK Prime Minister David Cameron said climate change was always going to be on the agenda after G20 talks wrapped up this afternoon. "The core purpose of the G20 is about boosting economy and financial regulation but … [Read more...]

UN Secretary General urges G20 leaders to back Green Climate Fund

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on G20 leaders to pledge to the Green Climate Fund to help reduce carbon emissions in developing nations. The United Nations Green Climate Fund redistributes … [Read more...]

Protesters up the ante for G20 summit

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON   Protesters around Brisbane are gearing up for a big day ahead of the final round of world leaders flying into the city this morning. 13 protests are registered for today, but Queensland police have … [Read more...]

Searching for the ‘crazy ones’

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON With world economic growth on the agenda for finance ministers ahead of this weekend’s G20 Summit, a prominent CSIRO scientist says science and innovation could be the key to success. Finance ministers attending the … [Read more...]

Australia’s natural assets a key factor in tourism growth

AMY MITCHELLL-WHITTINGTON World class natural assets such as the Great Barrier Reef are key drivers of tourism to Australia but industry workers warn the quality of these drawcards are diminishing. Airlie Beach dive instructor Tony Fontes … [Read more...]

Australian nurses put their hand up to join Ebola fight

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON Hundreds of Australian nurses are putting their hands up to volunteer at Ebola treatment centres in West Africa with or without government assistance. Central Queensland mother and registered nurse Charmaine Dalton … [Read more...]

#OnMyAgenda: Thousands back climate change discussion

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON South Australian Farmer David Bruer today handed over a 40,000-strong petition to Brisbane Airport asking for a reversal of the #onmyagenda billboard restriction. Mr Bruer, who lost $25,000 worth of grapes in one … [Read more...]

Jagera people angry after sacred fire extinguished

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON Jagera Elders and community leaders are angry over the extinguishing of their sacred fire in Musgrave Park this morning. Elder Kevin Vieritz said he is angry the fire has stirred up emotions unnecessarily. "I'm angry … [Read more...]

Brisbane billboards putting faces to issues ahead of G20

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON Photography and photo sourcing by KIMBERLEY MCCOSKER Billboards popping up around Brisbane are putting faces to the faceless issues of climate change and inequality in the lead up to the G20 summit next week. Oxfam’s … [Read more...]