Lagarde: bring gender gap reduction target forward

DANIEL BACKHAUS Christine Lagarde has criticised the G20 for taking a soft touch approach to closing the gender gap. The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund generally praised the outcome of the G20, but took aim at the … [Read more...]

Russia knows who MH17 culprits are: Newman

DANIEL BACKHAUS AND JANELSA OUMA Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says he is confident Russian and Ukranian security services know the people who shot down Flight MH17 that killed everyone on-board including 38 Australians, seven of which … [Read more...]

Man charged over G20 cyber threat

DANIEL BACKHAUS A 21-year-old Rockhampton man has been charged with using a carriage service to menace or harass a world leader at the G20 Summit. Police will allege that the Park Avenue man made threats online to a world leader visiting … [Read more...]

QPS: “swift and immediate action” on violent protests

DANIEL BACKHAUS The Queensland Police Service has warned protest groups they will crack down hard on anyone causing disruption this weekend. Deputy Police Commissioner Ross Barnett said police were out in number and ready to act. "Should … [Read more...]

Hockey: G20 to go hard on tax

DANIEL BACKHAUS Treasurer Joe Hockey has promised “real outcomes” for Australia’s economy on the world stage. Addressing the media in Brisbane on Thursday ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit, Mr Hockey said one of the main priorities for world … [Read more...]

Health cuts bite tertiary care services  

DANIEL BACKHAUS The official hospital for the G20 has been the scene of protests over cutbacks to radiology, nursing and other outpatient services. Speaking at a rally outside the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital on Monday, Shadow Minister for … [Read more...]

Vale: former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss

DANIEL BACKHAUS Former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss has died, aged 63. The man who took over from Russell Cooper, ending the National Party's long tenure over the state, served as the 34th Premier of Queensland from 1989 to 1996. Taking the … [Read more...]

Privacy ‘freaks’ cannot drive talks on ‘dronalism’, experts say

drones privacy ethics debate

DANIEL BACKHAUS Drones are becoming increasingly prominent in civil aviation and are being repurposed for news media in potentially dangerous and inaccessible areas. Also known as Remote Piloted Aircrafts (RPA's), drones have a chequered usage … [Read more...]