G20: dissent, police powers and international reviews of security implement

[Editor’s Note: This forum was put on by Caxton Legal Centre Inc, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and The University of Queensland]

Thursday, 26 September 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Banco Court
415 George Street
#Ground floor
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

G20: dissent, police powers and international reviews of security implementation – You need to register at http://g20.eventbrite.com.au/

In November, 2014 Brisbane will host the Group of Twenty Leaders Summit (G20). Queensland will be on display to the world in this most significant annual meeting of world leaders. Recent legislation has been introduced into the Queensland Parliament in an attempt to ensure the safety of visitors and the community. The Bill is currently being considered by a parliamentary committee. Previous G20 forums, such as 2009 London and 2010 Canada, have demonstrated that violent clashes between police and protestors and property damage can occur. This forum will consider the balance between protecting the right to protest and the need for special powers at large international events.

Speakers

Supt Graham Coleman

Dr Tim Legrand

Dan Rogers

Acting Chief Superintendent Graham Coleman APM is the Program Director of the Queensland Police Service G20 Group.  Graham has been a police officer  for 31 years and prior to his current role spent eight years managing a number of Police Districts across the state.  Graham is currently responsible for directing the program of planning for the Queensland  Police security response to G20 events in Queensland in 2014.

Dr Tim Legrand is a Research Fellow of the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) where he is engaged on an Australian Research Council project looking at Vulnerable Infrastructures and  Government Coordination. He is the co-editor of a volume on International Perspectives in Emergency Policy (Ashgate, 2013).

Dan Rogers is a solicitor at Robertson O’Gorman practising criminal defence and administrative law. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology and criminology. Dan is the secretary of Caxton Community Legal Centre where he offers pro-bono legal services to disadvantaged groups.

Part of a collaborative project with Caxton Legal Centre Inc, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and The University of Queensland

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  1. Thousands of First Nations people are expected to converge on Brisbane next November to protest the G20 summit. Wayne ‘Coco’ Wharton from the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy says “the general feeling with the young people is they will defy the orders and defy the exclusion zones to make their voices heard”.

    “The main issue that Aboriginal people are facing today, that Australian community is facing today, is the unanswered question of occupation on this continent,” says Mr Wharton (Kooma).

    Mr Wharton believes Land Rights and the return of Black community control are the core issues at hand.

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