The Queensland Police Service is working with Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies along with a wide range of community members and businesses in the planning and execution of Queensland based G20 events.
The G20 is a year long event for Australia, commencing on December 1 2013. During the Australian G20 year, Cairns will host a Finance Ministers’ Meeting on September 20 and 21, and Brisbane will host the Leaders’ Summit on November 15 and 16.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The overall planning for the event will be coordinated by the Commonwealth Government Taskforce (G20 Taskforce) as part of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The G20 Taskforce is responsible for the overall planning and coordination of security for G20 in consultation and partnership with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and other Commonwealth, State and Local Government security agencies.
The Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Cairns will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, and will be coordinated by The Commonwealth Treasury, in consultation with the QPS and other Australian Government security agencies.
The G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 was passed by Parliament on October 29, 2013. For details on the legislation, and the declared and restricted area maps, click here.
At this stage there is no plan or intention to lock down the city of Brisbane. G20 events will be as far as possible interwoven with business as usual, however some residents and businesses located near the restricted areas may expect some disruptions in the immediate lead-up to, and during the G20 events.
Security will be adequate and appropriate for the circumstances at the time, and the QPS will continue to work with other partner agencies and stakeholders to ensure a safe and secure environment for all.
If you think you may be impacted as part of the G20 events in Queensland and would like further information, please contact us on either 3015 3460 or the G20 Group Contact Form.
Follow the below links for further information on the G20.
The G20 Australia 2014 website:
The State Government G20 website:
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet: