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EPE Supports G20 with specialist search capability

2014 G20 Contraband Detectors

2014 G20 Contraband Detectors

Australian Army 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit has released photos of the Australian Army in support at G20. Australian Army soldier Sapper Sebastian MacCormac, from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER), uses a contraband detection device during a vehicle search at a Suncorp Stadium vehicle checkpoint.

Members of the Brisbane-based 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment and the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment along with a team from Amberley-based No. 2 Security Force Squadron have worked alongside Queensland Police Service personnel as they provide a search capability to maintain security throughout the G20 Summit in November 2014. The ADF personnel are assisting police at checkpoints around Brisbane where vehicles are checked 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 security 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, including the Leaders Summit held in Brisbane on 15 and 16 November.