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...]

Aid workers take a stand on Ebola, time is running out‏

KRYSTAL GORDON Oxfam Australia urges for medical staff to help fight Ebola as the life-threatening virus continues to spread throughout West Africa. Oxfam Australia Executive Helen Szoke said more should be done to contain Ebola. Ms … [Read more...]

Turkish PM calls for more inclusivity in world economics

AUDREY COURTY Low-income countries need to have a stronger voice in world economics, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says. Speaking at Griffith University’s pre G20 summit conference today, Mr Davutoğlu said world stability depends … [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...]

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...]

Nurses union unimpressed with Federal Government’s Ebola response

BRENT ROW The Queensland Nurses Union have expressed surprise at the nature of the Federal Government's response to the Ebola crisis. Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton announced yesterday a $24 million aid package to fund a 100 bed Ebola … [Read more...]

Federal Government pledges $24 million for Ebola aid

BRENT ROW The Federal Government has announced plans to fund an emergency treatment centre for Ebola patients in the disease-stricken African nation of Sierra Leone. Federal Health Minister Andrew Dutton said the Government would fund a … [Read more...]

From the News Desk: 23-10-2014

The Source’s round up of the top news stories this week. Ottawa shootings: Gunman killed after attack on Canadian parliament Ebola outbreak escalated last week Australian teenager Abdullah Elmir threatened PM Tony Abbot in IS … [Read more...]

From the News Desk

Here are some stories catching our eye at The Source this week. Gold Coast man treated for Ebola A 25-year-man was taken to the Gold Coast University hospital on Thursday following suspicions he had contracted Ebola during a trip to … [Read more...]

Ebola outbreak forced workers to leave West Africa

SIYUAN YANG Chinese construction companies are withdrawing their workers from West Africa due to Ebola virus outbreak. The Chinese government has not yet disclosed plans to withdraw citizens from Ebola-affected areas, and many of the … [Read more...]