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17 Oct 2014 - 10:45am
With great pleasure, I now introduce you to today’s speakers. We have Bernadette Welch, Head of Operations, G20 Taskforce, from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Assistant Commissioner Katarina Carroll, G20 Group, Queensland Police Service; Peter Rule, G20 Coordination, Brisbane City Council; Terry Crane, the Executive Director of the G20 State Coordination Unit, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet; and finally at the end, the one I’m most interested in hearing from today, is Jono Perry from the G20 cultural programme.
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13 Oct 2014 - 12:15pm
Well, it’s good to be here in Brisbane with the Premier and with the local Member Teresa Gambaro to help kick-off the volunteer element of the upcoming G20. The G20, which will be held in the middle of November here in Brisbane, brings together the leaders of the world's 20 largest and most representative economies. The G20 meeting here in Brisbane will be the biggest ever gathering of international leaders on Australian shores.
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11 Oct 2014 - 6:45am
We have just completed the final working session of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors under Australia’s Presidency. We have spoken a lot about economic challenges. While some key economies are recovering, others face renewed weakness.
11 Oct 2014 - 6:15am
We've concluded the final working session of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors under Australia's presidency. It is a great pleasure and has been a privilege to have held the presidency this year, and I'm indebted to my colleagues around the table for their spirit of cooperation and their support. We have heard a lot about the economic challenges, which were discussed at length last night. While some key economies are recovering, others face renewed weakness. But there is a general sense of optimism. Today is better than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better than today.
11 Oct 2014 - 2:15am
This is the final working session of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors under Australia’s Presidency. There’s been a lot of talk recently about the economic challenges facing the world. Global economic recovery continues to be weak and uneven, reflecting different pace based on different challenges across various countries and regions. We all know what they are.
10 Oct 2014 - 9:00am
Thank you so much Bertrand. President Jim Kim, gentlemen, also to fellow donor countries, Singapore's great support, also Japan and Canada, it's a great honour for me to speak on behalf of the donor nations. My first meeting of the G20 and the IMF and the World Bank was here last year, and in the original meeting Jim said that he really wanted the World Bank to focus on building infrastructure that would help to lift the quality of life of millions of people around the world.
Media Release
10 Oct 2014 - 7:00am
Australian Treasurer and Chair of the G20 Finance Track Joe Hockey welcomed the launch of the GIF saying it complemented the work the G20 is doing to boost infrastructure investment.
9 Oct 2014 - 1:30pm
I now have the distinct honour and privilege of introducing our keynote speaker today, the Honourable Joe Hockey, MP who is the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia. Mr Hockey's been in the Australian Parliament for nearly 20 years. He's the member for North Sydney and he is as I said Treasurer and among other things that makes him responsible for the financial dimensions of the G20 and as the host this year I'm sure that's been a major part of his portfolio and work this year and probably he's earned a lot of frequent flyer miles from, as we heard earlier, from going around.
9 Oct 2014 - 2:00pm
The G20 Media Portal is now live. The portal is a one-stop-shop of information for media covering the G20 Leaders’ Summit with planning details for Summit participation as well as information on Australia’s industries, attractions and connections. The portal is designed to help visiting media, with tips to get the most out of a trip to Australia, from cultural activities to natural wonders. In addition, the portal has a range of information about Queensland’s role as an investment hot-spot, Australia’s trade relations, and fascinating connections between Australia and G20 member nations.
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6 Oct 2014 - 2:15pm
Australia’s new protected vehicle fleet is being put through its paces today during a practice run for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in November. This morning I visited the G20 Police Operations Centre to meet with Queensland and Australian Federal Police and observe an exercise that includes the motorcades delivering G20 leaders to the summit.


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