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...]

Anonymous commits to peaceful protests despite being forced to unmask

KRYSTAL GORDON AND MELANIE WHITING A 44 year old Dinmore man has been charged for wearing a mask during a protest in the G20 declared area. Media reports indicate the man was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask which is the trademark of activist group … [Read more...]

Turkish PM: Climate change a critical issue

JODIE DEAN Climate change is the biggest issue facing humanity today, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told a G20 pre-summit conference in Brisbane today. A keynote speaker at Griffith University's Strengthening Global Growth … [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...]

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...]

Protesters confront coal giant at Brisbane cafe

JOSHUA WELLS Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) protesters stirred up the conversation yesterday as they interrupted Peabody Energy's President and Chief Operating Officer Glenn Kellow at Brisbane Global Cafe environmental talks. The … [Read more...]

President Obama’s entourage: comfortable, safe and secure

ROD BREWER US President Barack Obama will touch down in Brisbane tomorrow along with a huge presidential entourage rivalled only in size by that of Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. During his last presidential visit in 2011, Obama … [Read more...]

Hockey: climate change a part of the G20 agenda, not the whole agenda

AUDREY COURTY Speaking ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, Treasurer Joe Hockey said climate change will be on the agenda, but the focus remains on economic growth. “Of course climate change is hugely important,” Mr Hockey told reporters at … [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...]

People protest G20 through song

KRYSTAL GORDON In a novel way of protesting the Brisbane People's Choir performed a song compiled of peoples complaints about the G20  posted on a Facebook page. Choir organiser Robert Davidson said this type of protest is effective … [Read more...]