Security measures in Brisbane are being ramped up ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, which will be held on Saturday 15 November and Sunday 16 November. Thanks to the passing of the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013, there is now a list of weird and wonderful items that are banned from certain areas.
Click through the gallery above to see 10 things you won’t believe are banned at the G20!
These prohibited items have been classed as things that no-one will be allowed to carry in security zones during the G20 Summit. Believe it or not, anyone carrying these items could face a fine of up to $5,500!
Small areas of Brisbane’s airport and South Bank’s Piazza have recently been added to the restricted zone. This means the public will also be restricted from entering South Bank Cultural Precinct for the entire Saturday of the conference on 15 November. There will therefore be no access to the Queensland Art Galley, the State Library of Queensland or the Gallery of Modern Art from that Saturday until the following Monday morning.
For more information on how you’ll be affected by restricted and declared areas in Brisbane during the G20, click here. The Queensland Police Service will release detailed maps of the restricted and declared areas of Brisbane on their G20 website later this week.
What are your thoughts about the G20 Leaders’ Summit being held in Brisbane? How will it affect your life?