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

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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 Bill’ (now before Parliament) are necessary.

Speakers at the George Street forum:

  • Superintendent Graham Coleman, Program Director of the Queensland Police Service G20 Group
  • Dr. Tim Legrand, Research Fellow at Griffith University’s ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
  • Dan Rogers, Secretary of the Caxton Community Legal Centre and a specialist in criminal defence and administrative law


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