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Brisbane's 'ghost town' fears not fully realised

Fri, 2014-11-14 16:58

Fears that Brisbane's CBD would become a "ghost town" as the world's leaders dropped in for the G20 have not been fully realised.

G20 Brisbane versus Expo 88

Fri, 2014-11-14 15:48

An economist says the G20 summit will not bring economic benefits to Brisbane as seen during Expo 88.

Google launches first underwater 'Street View' of Great Barrier Reef

Fri, 2014-11-14 15:08

Australian researchers team up with Google to launch the world's first 3D online map of the Great Barrier Reef.

Hundreds march against Aboriginal deaths in custody ahead of G20

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:42

Hundreds of people march across Brisbane to protest against Aboriginal deaths in custody, saying they have "a global stage" ahead of this weekend's G20 summit.

G20 Brisbane: Who are the other 20?

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:52

The G is not the only letter involved in the G20 leaders' summit in Brisbane. Meet the other letters involved with the '20s'.

G20 world leaders swelter in Brisbane as locals hit the beach

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:00

Some of the hottest conditions on record are expected in parts of Queensland with many Brisbane residents heading to the beach to take advantage of the long weekend.

Leukaemia breakthrough 'dramatically reduces risk of fatal disease'

Fri, 2014-11-14 10:19

Queensland researchers make a breakthrough in the treatment of leukaemia patients which cuts the chances of contracting a potentially fatal disease during treatment.

Glencore shuts down Australian coal mines for Christmas

Fri, 2014-11-14 09:24

Glencore has announced a Christmas shutdown of its Australian coal mines amid weak global demand.

The Swiss-based mining and commodities trading firm is Australia's largest coal producer, with 20 mines across New South Wales and Queensland.

The company said the mines employ 8,600 people and produced over 80 million tonnes of coal last year.

However, this year Glencore is planning to shut the mines down for three weeks from mid-December, due to the current global oversupply situation and weak prices.

High Court rejects challenge to Queensland anti-bikie VLAD laws

Fri, 2014-11-14 08:44

The High Court rejects a challenge to Queensland's anti-bikie Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) laws, rejecting the claim that they are unconstitutional.

As it happened: Security steps up across Brisbane for G20 arrivals

Fri, 2014-11-14 06:27

Police tighten security across Brisbane's streets as world leaders settle in ahead of this weekend's G20 summit.

Look back over the today's developments in our blog.

G20 police interrupt photo shoot, mock motorcade

Thu, 2014-11-13 21:17

G20 police interrupt a promotional photo shoot for a Brisbane bar that included a fake motorcade and a cardboard cut-out of the US president.

The Beast lands as Obama's G20 preparations ramp up

Thu, 2014-11-13 20:29

Preparations for US president Barack Obama's weekend visit to Brisbane ramp up with the arrival of the presidential car, The Beast.

Shaky start to Queensland Government inquiry

Thu, 2014-11-13 20:08

The Senate inquiry into the Newman Government gets off to a shaky start, with Coalition senators taking swipes at witnesses and the chair.

Broich not the same without Berisha: Jets coach

Thu, 2014-11-13 18:26

Newcastle Jets coach Phil Stubbins says Thomas Broich is not the same player without Besart Berisha by his side.

Clive Palmer calls up ABC radio competition, wins nature DVD

Thu, 2014-11-13 16:53

With his party in turmoil, the Palmer United Party leader takes time to play a game of Guess the G20 Celebrity World Leader on ABC local radio, winning a nature DVD.

Clive Palmer wins nature DVD in ABC radio competition

Thu, 2014-11-13 16:53

With his party in turmoil, Clive Palmer takes time to play a game of Guess the G20 Celebrity World Leader on ABC local radio, winning a nature DVD.

Hot days, evening storms forecast as G20 leaders meet

Thu, 2014-11-13 16:06

Temperatures in the high 30s and evening thunderstorms will hit Brisbane as delegates meet for the G20 summit this weekend.

More charged, banned from Brisbane's G20 security zone

Thu, 2014-11-13 15:51

A man is charged and another two people are prohibited from the G20 security zone as more world leaders fly into Brisbane.

Ciaron O'Reilly, who describes himself as a non-violent anti-war protester, was one of the two people prohibited from entering any declared zones.

Activist says he is third person banned from G20

Thu, 2014-11-13 15:51

A Brisbane political activist previously jailed in the United States for breaking into a military base says he has become the third person banned from the G20.

Calls for G20 leaders to address health, labour concerns

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:44

An array of groups are seeking to highlight their concerns as the world's attention falls to Brisbane for the G20 leaders' summit.