Shorten slams Abbott on climate change

TOM MANN   Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten slammed Prime Minister Tony Abbott's attitude to climate change at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane today. The Labor frontman said Mr Abbott is putting domestic politics front and … [Read more...]

The speech that set social media aflutter

TOM MANN President Barack Obama's speech at the University of Queensland today not only captivated those sitting in the audience, as millions tuned in across the world to hear the United States leader address Australia. The streets in the heart … [Read more...]

Newman wants more international students

TOM MANN More international students could be coming to Queensland after Premier Campbell Newman confirmed he will be holding talks with Indian and Saudi Arabian leaders at the G20 summit. “We want their students starting here and we are … [Read more...]

Asian Cup good for regional relations

BY TOM MANN The ACL Asian Cup in Australia next year will strengthen Australian political ties with Asia and the Arabic region, ACL Cup officials have told the G20 Summit in Brisbane. “I think sport opens doors. It’s not apolitical [and] it … [Read more...]

Swan remembers Wayne Goss: How Goss modernised Brisbane

TOM MANN Australia’s political elite today reflected on the leadership of former Queensland Premier Wayne Goss, saying his social and legal reforms brought the moonlight state into the modern world. Former Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan … [Read more...]

Poppy sales down police presence up this Remembrance Day

THOMAS MANN Remembrance Day ceremonies in Brisbane City will be swarming with more police and tighter security measures than ever before. Returned Services League Queensland released a statement saying they understood the restrictions, but had … [Read more...]