[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
415 George Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000
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.
Supt Graham Coleman
Dr Tim Legrand
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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