Malcolm Turnbull becomes 29th Australian Prime Minister

JANELSA OUMA   Malcolm Turnbull has become Australia's 29th Prime Minister after successfully winning a leadership ballot against Tony Abbott. After only two years in the job, Tony Abbott officially stepped down from the position as … [Read more...]

12,000 Syrian refugees to call Australia home

JANELSA OUMA Australia will be resettling an extra 12,000 refugees in a "once-off" increase of our humanitarian refugee quota in response to pressure from the Australian people and an escalation in the Syrian & Iraqi … [Read more...]

Tony Abbott ‘arrested’ for ecocide at West End

JACK LAWRIE   Activist group Generation Alpha pulled a creative stunt to protest against the Australian government's environmental policies -- staging an arrest of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The environmental activist group was … [Read more...]

‘Energy’ now at the heart of the G20 Summit

ELIZABETH ANDAL With contributions from Tom Mann- accredited journalist for The Source News, working from G20 Media Centre Energy is now at the heart of the G20 agenda, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott. In his post-G20 media … [Read more...]

Joe Hockey says climate change is an important topic of discussion for G20

JACK LAWRIE Treasurer Joe Hockey spoke this afternoon about the federal government’s plans for the G20 summit, and also revealed that he supported discussion of climate change at the G20, provided it is not the primary agenda. … [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...]

Aussie Exporters want Free Trade Agreement on the agenda for the G20 summit

CRAIG L THOMSON Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will meet with his Chinese counterparts at the APEC Summit seeking to have a free trade agreement with China signed at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane. In a statement issued … [Read more...]

Merkel talking tough at 25th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall

RILEY JACKSON Less than a week until the G20 Leaders' Summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with an emotional speech and an encouragement for the Ukraine resistance. Merkel … [Read more...]

Putin ‘most powerful’ ahead of G20

RILEY JACKSON   G20 Brisbane is set to be a clash of the titans, with Vladimir Putin again topping the pops ahead of Barack Obama in the 2014 Forbes 'Most Powerful' list. The Russian leader has annexed Crimea, raged war with Ukraine … [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...]