Trade 2018 brings ‘boom for your buck’ says Mayor Tate

ERIN SEMMLER There’s a lot more to the Commonwealth Games than sport. When 71 nations and territories come together, connections are made in the way of sport, art, culture and business. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) CEO, David … [Read more...]

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...]

30,000 participate in G20 culture

LUISA COOLS More than 30,000 people attended the many cultural events organised around the G20 Leaders' Summit. G20 ‘Colour Me Brisbane’ Director Jono Perry stressed the importance of the public celebrations that were organized in the … [Read more...]

Australian Taxpayer Alliance rally supports G20 free trade agenda

JACK LAWRIE The Australian Taxpayer's Alliance's Free the Markets rally, which UQ law professor Jim Allan described as the only protest today where people have actually had a shower in the last week, was billed as an alternative to the … [Read more...]

G2O hopes to grow global economy by $2 trillion

TESSA FOX and RILEY JACKSON Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steven Ciobo is positive Australia will achieve its part in the $2 trillion global growth he hopes will come from the G20 held in Brisbane this weekend. A goal set last … [Read more...]

Costello calls for climate change action during G20

JESSICA HENDERSON The Civil Society 20 (C20) voiced concern today about the validity of the G20 Leaders' Summit if the leaders do not address issues of economic fairness and climate change. CEO of World Vision and C20 Chairman Tim Costello … [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...]

Society unaware of benefits from urban forest

JASMINE BUCK Urban forests and a good tree cover can be a matter of life and death, one of Australia's foremost experts in urban tree management and arboriculture, said in Brisbane this week. Melbourne University horticulturalist Dr Greg … [Read more...]

Report reveals no new growth in greenhouse emissions

GAVIN COOTE The growth in greenhouse emissions in Australia has come to a standstill.  That's according to new research released this week. The ClimateWorks Australia report signalled a major step in energy efficiency toward the national five … [Read more...]