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Australia's G20 Summit allows for Draconian Laws to be successfully passed through Parliament

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posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 06:49 PM
The upcoming Australian G20 Summit in November, hosted in Brisbane, Queensland is rapidly causing concern amongst the Australian public, Law Societies and The Federal Parliamentary Human Rights Joint Committee.

With no Bill of Rights in Australia, it is very easy for governments to enact legislation to take away or suspend our fundamental human rights and freedoms. This occurred last year in Queensland with the passage of the G20 Safety and Security Act.

The new Queensland laws unduly restrict the human rights and civil liberties of Queensland citizens and particularly targets the rights which are so fundamental to our democracy—the right to peaceful protest and the expression of political opinion. Here we observe legitimate security concerns being trumped by legal overreach which is designed to stifle alternative views.

The G20 laws are all too broad and too ill defined. They provide the anticipated contingent of 5000 police officers with expansive discretionary powers to detain, search and demand personal details of anybody in a G20 security zone without need for even a suspicion that the person may commit an offence.
The laws create a range of new offences that erode our freedom of political expression, for example the prohibition of banners larger than 100x200cm. Entire assemblies can be declared unlawful if an officer merely considers that it “disrupts” any part of a G20 meeting, or if one person in a crowd of one thousand is foolish enough to commit a property crime.

This prohibited items list that reads like a Stand Up Comedians setlist and can only be described as lacking in logic and intelligence.

Background checks would be based on local and international intelligence and would affect anyone with a criminal history or those that have attended rallies or protests in the past.
If you have a conviction for a terrorist offence then that may be a justification,” but to include any person with criminal history which may include traffic offences, then these laws have stepped well over the mark.
If one has an undefined criminal history and is then moved from their homes for the G20, that is not the type of actions we need in this country.

The laws are clearly directed against anticipated demonstrations. They give police the power to strip search any person, and stop and detain any vehicle, that they suspect of carrying a “prohibited item” within a “declared area” during the G20 summit. Among the list of prohibited items are banners, placards, loud hailers and other “communication devices,” along with “graffiti instruments,” glass bottles and metal cans.
Assemblies can be banned if they could “disrupt” any part of a G20 event, which may include making any noise that could be heard during a summit activity. Police must be notified of any proposed assembly at least 48 hours beforehand.

People can be declared, and publicly branded, as “prohibited persons” or “excluded persons” without any prior notice, or right to challenge the decision.

Mass detentions are envisaged. People can be detained without warrant or charge, and held in a “processing facility” for any “time reasonably necessary” to decide whether to charge them with an offence. If charged, they will be refused bail, almost without exception, for the duration of the summit, reversing the normal presumption in favour of bail.

In “restricted areas,” including around the South Brisbane Convention Centre, police can search premises without a warrant. Residents deemed security threats can be forced out of their homes. Thousands of residents in “declared areas” of Brisbane, stretching from South Bank to Fortitude Valley, will have to obtain and carry police ID cards.

The “Red Zone” that will be locked down for November’s G20 summit in Brisbane.

These powers will cease after the G20 concludes, but they set benchmarks for future use. One MP foreshadowed similar measures for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

These new laws will expand police powers to ‘move on’ protesters

Vice President of the Queensland Law Society Ian Brown is particularly worried about the repeated use of the term 'disruption' in the legislation.
"There are certain provisions in relation to people being charged for certain offence and there being a presumption against granting of bail. Throughout the legislation there is this all-pervasive concept of 'disruption'. Many of the impacts that will occur to people's rights are associated with the concept of a disruption to the G20, that's a very vague and loose concept. Disruption could simply be yelling very loudly."

It was barely a year ago that Campbell Newman, Premier of Queensland, introduced the first piece of the Queensland Government’s controversial anti-bikie legislation.

Known as The Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013

The Act applies to legal organisations and "any other group of 3 or more persons by whatever name called, whether associated formally or informally and whether the group is legal or illegal." Similarly it defines office bearer of the organisation to allow for informal roles, with the defendant required to prove that they are not an office bearer.

The Act declares a person to be a "vicious lawless associate" if they commit a serious offence "for the purposes of, or in the course of participating in the affairs of, the relevant association". It is incumbent on the defendant to prove that the association is "an association whose members do not have as their purpose" the serious offences listed in the Act.

If a person is declared to be a "vicious lawless associate", this Act mandates a further 15 years imprisonment on top of the sentence for the crime for members of the organisation, and 25 years imprisonment for office bearers of the organisation.


posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 06:54 PM
VLAD was quickly exposed as a broad anti-association law, imposed in the context of developing opposition to state and federal policies of social austerity, mass surveillance and preparations for war. The Queensland laws can be employed against any organisation that the state government deems—for its own political purposes—to be illegal. The Queensland Law Society commented in its magazine Proctor last December that the VLAD Act’s definition of “association” is so broad that it can apply to groups such as “workplaces, social clubs, sporting associates or teams.” An “association” could also be a political group, organisation or party.

Queensland appeared to be specifically chosen as the experimental Australian State that would pioneer these ,fast tracked, overnight draconian laws. If Queensland was the chosen place, then it made perfect sense for Campbell Newman to be the Premier. This man delivered so much damage , in such a short time, that he will go down in Australian history books as a major man made disaster.
The link below lists numerous examples of the destruction he unleashed.

The G20 Summit will be hosted in Brisbane, Queensland. So less than a year later, We are seeing more draconian style laws , Again, being fast tracked through Parliament as the " Safety and Security Bill 2013 ".
Premier Newman, is once again doing his part to implement as much fascism as possible in such a short opportune time.

Coincidence or Trial?

It does'nt really matter now because alot was learned from Queensland, and its quick economic, political downfall.
The G20 Summit will be just as educational for TPTB in regards to how effective Martial Law was in Australia , and the public reaction/or lack of reaction to the rapid upheavels in legislation changes that pass through Parliament without much opposition.
Im pretty sure Queensland will become a template for the rest of the Australian States that will have had time to adjust and desensitize to such extreme measures.

Australia is quickly becoming an example of blatant political insanity, whilst regressing to draconian measures that mirror fascism.

Its bad enough that we play host to the powers that are responsible for the unstable global economic condition.

Its even worse that we treat them as welcome guests in our country while they have an ulterior greed agenda that protects their wealth and NOT the global economic crisis that requires urgent attention and restructure.

Its absolutely disgusting that within this deception of hidden agenda and corporate greed, our own government uses this opportunity to sacrifice our human rights under the guise of Security Measures.

The blatant arrogance of this cuts deep. It indicates a very confident attitude and deep rooted apathy for any opposing public outrage. It also paints a very clear picture of the reality of the situation.

We can either continue to exist as economic units for our Governments, OR we end the enslavement by taking back our rights and our freedom to the equality and opportunity we are all entitled to.

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 07:04 PM
So the worlds economic powers are convening in your country to enact laws to deny you your rights? Not your state didnt lobby for the prestige of hosting such an event?

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 07:27 PM
a reply to: TDawg61

Yes, it angers me that the powers are in my country
convening to deny my rights.
But more so about the sacrifices and rights lost by
the Australian public whilst they visit here.

Its irrelevant whether Queensland fought to host
the summit or not, as it would have inevitably
been another state anyway.

My point about Queensland were more in reference
to so much political change that resembles
draconian law has been occurring in that state.

I see it as the beginning of many tough times ahead
For Australia.

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 07:37 PM
Unfortunately as disgusting as it is this is what happens when the real world leaders and their representatives come to town. Why AUS?

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 07:40 PM
The G20 was in Perth a couple of years ago, it was a big non event in terms of public outrage. It gave all the police and security a big load fear to work with as in some place around the world it does become quite a festive time for the public. It does sound like a big over reaction and over engineering to the community response of hosting the G20. Perhaps if there was more transparency, networking and parties associated with these events rather than more domination, security and crack downs things would run a bit smoother.

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 07:46 PM
a reply to: lestweforget

I agree.
Why Australia?

A number of reasons come to mind, such as
land , resources, smaller population.

But as simple as those answers may be, I feel
like it's a much more sinister reason.
One of those things you didn't expect, but aren't
shocked about knowing.

It's obvious that our government knows a lot
more than it's ever going to divulge to us.
Maybe Australia is a safe zone in some way
or maybe a smaller population is less work to
deal with?

I don't see it being a positive answer, well not
for us anyway.

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 07:54 PM
a reply to: caged66

Yeah, we in the U.S. have a Bill of Rights, but our rights still get trampled on. Governments are always trying to find ways to take more and more rights away from its citizens.

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 08:10 PM
Reply to: [18262445]kwakakev]

Good point.
Dont remember too much fuss being made in regards
to the Perth Summit.

Which makes it harder to understand the complicated
mess this Queensland Summit has become.

edit on 18/07/14 by caged66 because: spelling error

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 08:31 PM
"Thousands of residents in “declared areas” of Brisbane, stretching from South Bank to Fortitude Valley, will have to obtain and carry police ID cards. "

Just asking for papers like any obedient NAZIS would.


posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 08:39 PM
Why the CBD of highly populated areas? Its like they want to create a big hassle. Cant they go and plan our demise in remote areas where they wouldn't need such ridiculous security measures? Maybe just maybe its all about increasing police powers and changes to security legislation such as the use of the military.
I bet our foolish leader will # himself when he comes face to face with his bosses.

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 08:48 PM
a reply to: caged66

Why Oz? Because Oz is one of the remaining colonies of the british empire, just like it was held in Toronto, Canada, another british colony. It's easier to screw with the laws and screw the public at the same time in the colonies.

BTW, do you know how to tell all the terrorist groups are controlled opposition? No one has ever fired a rocket, RPG, scud, cruise missile, nuked, etc. or pre-wired the building for demolition at a Bilderberg or Gxx meeting. If the terrorist organizations were real, not controlled and knew 25% of what's going on, something serious would have happened by now at one of these meetings. I am actually a little surprised no one has taken down the BIS, the BoE, the FED or Wall Street, go figure. This is simply an observation, I don't advocate being as bad as governments ;-)

Cheers - Dave

posted on Aug, 9 2014 @ 10:11 PM
Well I happy that they are in Queensland. Why? Because they are not in Victoria

posted on Aug, 10 2014 @ 02:11 AM
hmm, you could see these Zionist/masonic freaks who run the show using Australia(amongst other countries) as a safe ground if they were to unleash their population control, mainly because large land area, right up there in technology, plenty of places to hide, very little population considering the land mass which means even if they wiped out every Australian it would be a total waste of time in regards to reducing the population so I cant see them even bothering trying to kill Australians, and of course Australia shares no borders with any other countries.

edit on 10-8-2014 by Haxsaw because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 10 2014 @ 03:00 AM

originally posted by: lestweforget I bet our foolish leader will # himself when he comes face to face with his bosses.

He will probably be the usual stuttering idiot he always is.
He will throw some keywords together and they will form some kind of sentence that will succeed in
in either offending a race, sex or religious group.

So the same as he always is, I guess

posted on Aug, 10 2014 @ 03:08 AM

originally posted by: Haxsaw
hmm, you could see these Zionist/masonic freaks who run the show using Australia(amongst other countries) as a safe ground if they were to unleash their population control, mainly because large land area, right up there in technology, plenty of places to hide, very little population considering the land mass which means even if they wiped out every Australian it would be a total waste of time in regards to reducing the population so I cant see them even bothering trying to kill Australians, and of course Australia shares no borders with any other countries.

That's the scenario I keep imagining.
It makes sense, and is hardly unachievable.
Indonesia is our closest neighbour and they really don't like us very much.
Infact , they have always been the assumed enemy that would most likely try and invade us.
But , for now it seems they are happy to just burn our flag now and then.

posted on Aug, 10 2014 @ 12:17 PM
a reply to: caged66

Let them pass their foolish laws, in the end they'll be hanging from trees anyway

posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 06:27 AM
Just another issue I heard today on the radio in regards to the up coming G20 meeting, Tony Abbot is thinking about kicking Russia out of the meeting. He has not made a decision either way just yet but sounds like something he is considering.

Due to the growing political divide when the G8 to become the G7 Russia seamed to consider it was best for all involved. I doubt Russia will take the same position when it comes to the G20. The way Tony has been mouthing off about MH17 without any evidence and our US/EU alliance makes the trade sanctions on Australian food a fair call on Russia's behalf.

In hosting the G20 we do have to consider the international interest, there is already a lot of stress going on in the global economy. Kicking out Russia will only compound these problems and set a bad precedent, I expect the other BRIC nations would consider a boycott turning it from a G20 to a G7 summit.

posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 07:46 AM
a reply to: kwakakev

Abbott cannot kick Russia out of the G20. Who told him he could decide who was and wasn't allowed in the G20 regardless of what has taken place across the world over the last Month or so? The guy is an idiot.

posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 09:33 AM
a reply to: DarknStormy

I fully agree the guy is an idiot, not as stupid Bush jr but not far off. I am not sure what radio station it was, but it seams like the issue of Russia's trade sanctions against Australian food for 1 year is what has brought up the questions by the media. So far Tony has not made a comment yet and good on him for that if he is not sure.

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