Greens say climate change should be on top of the G20 agenda.

CRAIG L THOMSON Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters believes the next Federal election will be a "referendum on climate change". Speaking at the G20 People's March, the Greens Senator took a swipe at Prime Minister Tony Abbott's … [Read more...]

Labor wants inclusive growth and climate change action from G20

CRAIG THOMSON   Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler says the Labor Party wants to see "real outcomes" on inclusive growth and climate change action from the G20 summit . In an extensive interview with The Source News, Ms Butler … [Read more...]

Deaths in custody a ‘terrorist act’

CRAIG THOMSON Aboriginal deaths in custody are a "terrorist act" against Indigenous people, an Aboriginal elder told protesters in Brisbane today. The passionate comment during the Aboriginal deaths in custody rally, was among a number of … [Read more...]

Nurses’ Union says Robin Hood tax could fund public health care

CRAIG L THOMSON The Queensland Nurses' Union is calling for a new tax on the banking and finance sector to help fund the public health system. The proposed Financial Transaction Tax or 'Robin Hood Tax' would be a modest levy of between … [Read more...]

Experts warn of “crackpot” use of social media

CRAIG  THOMSON A prominent social media commentator has said that forums such as Twitter and Facebook can be used inappropriately as a communication tool for "crackpot grievances." Radio 2UE social media expert Adam Franklin said that a … [Read more...]

Aussie Exporters want Free Trade Agreement on the agenda for the G20 summit

CRAIG L THOMSON Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will meet with his Chinese counterparts at the APEC Summit seeking to have a free trade agreement with China signed at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane. In a statement issued … [Read more...]

Elders Watson and Pearson to sort out their differences

CRAIG L THOMSON Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy elder Sam Watson questioned Indigenous leader Noel Pearson's right to speak on all Aboriginal people's behalf at a public lecture in Brisbane last night. Mr Watson said he welcomed the … [Read more...]

Brisbane will be a ghost town over the G20 long weekend

CRAIG L THOMSON Fears the Brisbane CBD will be a ghost town during the G20 Leaders Summit have been confirmed by peak tourism bodies. CEO of The Accommodation Association of Australia Richard Munro said he suspects Brisbane will be very … [Read more...]

Momentous day for Jagera people ahead of the G20

CRAIG L THOMSON The Brisbane City Council today unanimously voted to hand back the Jagera Hall to local Indigenous people, ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit. A number of Aboriginal activists sat in the public gallery as Council Opposition leader … [Read more...]