South Sudan pleads for UN, US help

JOSHUA WELLS The South Sudanese Brisbane Assembly rallied through Brisbane today to calling on G20 leaders to act swiftly to end tensions in South Sudan. The protesters demanded the United Nations (UN) sever ties with South Sudan President … [Read more...]

Barack Obama encourages Australian youths to take climate change seriously

AUDREY COURTY   In a veiled swipe at the Abbott government, US President Barack Obama directly pleaded with Australia’s youth to pressure politicians to tackle climate change. Speaking at the University of Queensland three days … [Read more...]

Putin not welcome say Ukrainian protesters

INGE HANSEN and HANNAH SBEGHEN   About 200 people stood defiantly in the searing Brisbane heat yesterday afternoon, determined to protest Russian President Vladmir Putin's presence in the city. Ukrainian Australian and other … [Read more...]

Australian taxpayers alliance have other plans for world leaders’

HANNAH SBEGHEN and INGE HANSEN   Shirt fronting the world leaders' was on the agenda of the Australian Taxpayers Alliance today as they protested for G20 leaders to stick to their markets. Economists gravitated towards the centre of … [Read more...]

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...]

US President Barack Obama in pictures

KIMBERLEY MCCOSKER   United States President Barack Obama addressed Brisbane students at an exclusive event at the University of Queensland this afternoon. He announced a $3 billion pledge to the United Nations Green Climate Fund as … [Read more...]

UN Secretary General urges G20 leaders to back Green Climate Fund

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on G20 leaders to pledge to the Green Climate Fund to help reduce carbon emissions in developing nations. The United Nations Green Climate Fund redistributes … [Read more...]

Activist Ciaron O’Reilly arrested

    KRYSTAL GORDON Prohibited person Ciaron O’Reilly was arrested around 3pm in Musgrave Park today for re-entering the G20 declared area. He was taken to the Supreme Court for processing. Police have not yet released details … [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...]

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...]