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Report: Thousands march across Brisbane in opposition to the G20 Leaders’ Summit

Numbers were strong in Brisbane. Photo: TOTT News This weekend, upwards of 3,000 people marched across Brisbane in opposition to the G20 Leaders’ Summit currently taking place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center. The protesters – including indigenous groups, anti-capitalists, opponents to transnational corporations and many more – rallied in unison, sending an emphatic […]

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G20 Coverage: Peoples’ Summit in Brisbane (November 12th – 14th) | TOTT News

The Peoples’ Summit is be a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action. It is taking place in various locations in Brisbane November 12-14, before the G20 Leaders Summit. This event aims to bring together local and international thinkers to collaborate on broad themes: The Economy: Growth vs Sustainability, Environment, Climate […]

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Discussion: What you need to know ahead of the 2014 G20 Summit in Brisbane

Scenes at marches over the last week paint a picture of what is to come. Photo: Courier Mail It’s finally here: The week long schedule of collective events for the 2014 G20 Summit kicks off in Brisbane today, and it is imperative that everyone who lives or plans to be in Brisbane understands the new […]

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TOTT News: Exclusive coverage of the 2014 G20 Summit in Brisbane | DETAILS

TOTT News – Presenting independent, alternative coverage of the G20 Summit in Brisbane One of the biggest weeks in Brisbane; one of the largest events to ever take place in Australia: As preparations for 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit begin to take shape, and the city is rapidly transformed in anticipation of guest arrivals from the […]

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Ordinary citizens at risk of mass arrests during G20, says civil liberties group

Police training before G20 finance ministers summit in Cairns. Photograph: The Courier Mail Ordinary citizens and peaceful protesters who do not understand the depth of special police powers during the G20 summit in Brisbane risk being caught up in mass arrests, the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (QCCL) has warned. Police will have unusual powers, […]

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Forum held in Brisbane to address 2014 G20 summit, police powers

Photo: Max Riethmuller A public forum entitled G20: dissent, police powers and international reviews of security implementation was held yesterday as part of a collaborative project between the Griffith Law School, the Caxton Legal Centre, Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland, to discuss whether vastly expanded police powers contained within the ‘G20 Safety and Security […]

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Strip searches approved in massive police powers boost for G20 forum in Brisbane CBD

Police will be granted extra powers inside a “declared area” of inner city Brisbane stretching from South Bank, to Kelvin Grove, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley and Wooloongabba in a bid to stop the violent chaos that has crippled other G20 host cities. Inside the zone, police will be able to strip search anyone they fear […]

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Queensland police to use surveillance drones to combat crime ahead of G20 conference

Queensland police plan to send drones into the skies for bikie and anti-terror surveillance ahead of the G20 conference in Brisbane. The $30-an-hour drones would also be used for covert drug crop identification, traffic operations and natural disasters following a successful trial last year. The Courier-Mail can reveal Police Minister Jack Dempsey wants the aircraft, […]

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