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14 Nov 2014 - 2:00pm
Good afternoon, everybody. Welcome to today's media conference, hosted by the C20, the Australian civil society dialogue to the G20. It is a pleasure to have you with us today. My name is Joanne Yates. I am the Australian C20 Sherpa. For those of you who don't know, the C20 is a group of domestic and international non-government organisations and individuals who represent social services, environment, women, Indigenous, multicultural and human rights organisations.
14 Nov 2014 - 9:15am
Brisbane welcomes the world and I welcome you here this morning to what is the start, of course, of the G20. As a city, we call ourselves ‘Brisbane: Australia's new world city’. We are a city that is one which welcomes innovation and creativity. We are a city that encourages entrepreneurialism and we are a city which is a rising star, particularly within the Asia-Pacific region.
13 Nov 2014 - 5:00pm
Thank you for coming along today to hear from the chairs of the first Brisbane Global Café. My name is Brent Rees. I'm the general manager of marketing and communications at Brisbane Marketing, the city's economic development board, responsible for staging the inaugural Global Café, which we hope will continue as a feature of future G20 host cities.
13 Nov 2014 - 4:00pm
Hello and welcome for this afternoon's session. Thank you for attending. One of the key things for the G20 is the 2 per cent growth. The $2 trillion growth goal. And this afternoon's session is going to explore the role of science and innovation in that auspicious goal. The session this afternoon, "Growth ideas: The Role of Science and Innovation In Driving Economic Growth" is going to be presented by Dr Alex Wonhas from the CSIRO, Australia's pre‑eminent science organisation. Alex is the executive director of the energy and resources sector, and is a senior executive manager of the CSIRO team.
13 Nov 2014 - 1:30pm
Well, for those of you who don't know, my name is Joe Hockey, I’m the Treasurer of Australia and, with the Prime Minister of Australia, the host of the G20. I am joined by the member for Brisbane, Teresa Gambaro, in whose electorate we are in and also the Parliamentary Secretary, Steven Ciobo. Australia is ready to host the most powerful delegation in the world. The leaders that are coming here represent 85 per cent of the world economy. As such, there is a heavy burden on the shoulders of leaders and finance ministers to deliver on the plan to grow economic growth right across the world and therefore create jobs for millions and millions of people.
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13 Nov 2014 - 12:00pm
On behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people, can I add my welcome to representatives of the international labour movement to Australia. In that category, I sort of include Sharan Burrow, she’s very well known in Australia and doing well on the international stage. Can I also acknowledge Ged Kearney and I confess I had not heard her story before and thinking of her as timid, with a squeaky voice, and all those things does not sound real but I’m sure it was the case many years ago because whatever her faults or benefits or qualities, I don’t think anyone would say she is shy or unwilling or unable to be an extremely effective advocate for her cause.
13 Nov 2014 - 10:45am
Good morning, everybody. Welcome to Queensland and welcome to Brisbane. My name is Richard Eden. I’m the State Director General for the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games. Joining me today is the Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business, and the Commonwealth Games, the Honourable Jann Stuckey, MP, and the Chairman of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Mr Nigel Chamier, OAM. We are here to talk you about Queensland and what it has to offer in the world of world-class events and our wonderful climate and facilities and beautiful natural environment. It makes it a great destination.
12 Nov 2014 - 5:45pm
Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us today on the first day at the G20 Media Centre. I am Karen Halbert, head of Corporate Affairs Government and Industry for Tourism Australia. I would like to introduce the managing director and CEO of Tourism Australia, Mr. John O’Sullivan, who will do a bit of a presentation for you and then we are happy to take questions, thanks.
12 Nov 2014 - 3:00pm
Thank you, welcome, my name is Michael Brown, I'm the chief executive of the 2015 Asian Cup and thank you for the opportunity to be here today. We are 58 sleeps away from the Asian Cup, it is a very important event for us, and I would like to share with you some of the things that we are doing to make this sporting event a real part of Australian history.
12 Nov 2014 - 2:00pm
Ladies and gentlemen, I will start by paying my respects to the traditional owners of the land, past and present. Thank you all for being here today. It is a great pleasure. I think we are kicking off the proceedings, so it is lovely to have netball first in line to start this and a privilege to be here. It was very fortunate that the Fast5 World Series was being played in Auckland because the International Netball Federation board had meetings in Auckland last week so we were fortunate to be able to grab INF President Molly Rhone when this opportunity came up to bring her to lovely Brisbane.


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