Special G20 court had just one customer

THE special G20 magistrates court may have been set up to deal with an unprecedented number of arrests and illegal protest activity, but in the end it hosted just one arrestee.

Senior police were relieved at the lack of trouble given the stifling heat over the weekend, with one police marksman recording a temperature of 63 degrees on a city rooftop.

Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett said activist Ciaron O'Reilly, who was arrested on Saturday when he entered the G20 zone as a prohibited person, was the only person to experience the repurposed G20 magistrates court in Brisbane.

Two years of preparation. Six thousand police officers. A 24-hour G20 court with room for 150 people in its holding cells at the Federal Court precinct.

In the end, the biggest peacetime security operation in Australia's history has finished without a hitch.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au

CATCH UP ON OUR G20 COVERAGE HERE



Great success for NAIDOC 2018, organisers preparing for 2019

Great success for NAIDOC 2018, organisers preparing for 2019

This year's theme was Because of Her, We Can

Gladstone firefighters' numbers to be bolstered

Gladstone firefighters' numbers to be bolstered

Gladstone will receive 10 new recruits to bolster numbers.

Opting out of online health records

Opting out of online health records

Tips for the elderly and those who aren't tech-savvy.

Local Partners