Queenslanders can now access everything they need to know about the G20 after a dedicated blog was launched this morning.
Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said the G20 blog would be part of the myPolice online portal, allowing G20 Group organisers to communicate directly with the public.
“I know a lot of Queenslanders have many questions about how the G20 events may affect them and this blog provides a place for police to provide all the information people may be looking for,” Mr Dempsey said.
“The G20 group has been doing a fantastic job already talking to businesses and people who will be affected and the Newman Government wants to ensure everyone knows what will be happening in their area.
“The G20 meetings will put Queensland on the world stage and show that this is a great state to live, work and visit.
“The QPS is also working to ensure a balance between protecting the 30 world leaders who will attend the event and ensuring members of the public are able to go about their daily business in a safe and secure environment.”
Assistant Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the blog would greatly assist the QPS to give members of the public vital information in the lead-up to and during the G20 events in Queensland.
“The myPolice blog will be used as a part of our external engagement process, to inform members of the public about impacts around the G20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Cairns, and the Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane,” Assistant Commissioner Carroll said.
“Our officers are already out and about meeting with business owners, community groups and residents about the possible impacts around Brisbane.
“The blog is another tool for us to utilise to ensure that people are well informed about any impacts that may arise.
“It is important for us to ensure people have accurate and timely information, allow two-way communication with the public, and allow us to answer frequently asked questions quickly.”
To read the blog, visit mypolice.qld.gov.au/g20