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Oct

G20 and ABC Interview

Last week I participated in a public forum on the G20 Bill and proposed special police powers.

ABC 7-30 Report filmed the debate and ran a short story on the key issues. For the ABC’s segment, see this link.

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4
Oct

G20 and Legal Observers

It is clear that the right to protest at next year’s G20 is highly vulnerable to expanding police powers and to police discretion. When the Honourable Police Minister Jack Dempsey introduced the G20 Bill, he emphasised to the Queensland Parliament that at the G20 Forum Brisbane will be on display to the world. This is true. But more than our streets, our river and our business and industries are on display, our values will be on display as well. The positive promotion of our great State is aligned with our due regard for human rights.

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