Australian Army engineer Sapper Steve McMillan, from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment, uses a Non-Linear Junction Detector to check storage boxes at the Brisbane Convention Centre in preparation for the G20 Leaders Summit. Australian Army engineers have conducted thorough searches of venues around the Brisbane CBD in support of the Queensland Police Service as the city gears up to host the G20 Leaders Summit over 15 and 16 November 2014.
The soldiers are assisting police at various locations around Brisbane using specialised search equipment to ensure the safety of delegates and members of the public attending the various G20 events. The role of Defence in the G20 security arrangements relates to the provision of niche capabilities in support of major events consistent with its obligations under the Australian Government Crisis Management Framework. The Australian Government has deployed appropriate ADF assets available to support the G20 taskforce and civilian police to provide a secure environment for the conduct of G20 events.