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Bypass the rumour-mill and ask what the G20 means to you
The Westender Newspaper is hosting a free public forum for anyone interested in finding out what living in close proximity to the G20 Summit in Brisbane will mean to them.
Whatever your feelings about the G20 Summit, this is your chance to bypass the rumour-mill and ask questions directly to the people who know the answers, including:
* Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett and Assistant Commissioner Katarina Carroll from the Queensland Police G20 Task Force
* Helen Abrahams, Councillor for The Gabba Ward, who will have details of the changes to traffic and pedestrian movement in the local neighbourhood
* Jackie Trad MP, Member for South Brisbane, will pay a flying visit from Parliament House to explain the State Government's plans for the Summit
* Uncle Sam Watson, noted community activist, who will talk about the protests planned by the First Nations people in Musgrave Park during the summit
* Scott McDougall, coordinator of Caxton Legal Centre, who will answer your questions about your legal rights during the summit, and give details of the Independent Legal Observer project planned for the occasion
* Robin Taubenfeld of Friends of the Earth/Community Action Network, who will give an overview of concerns and opportunities from the perspective of groups involved in community-based responses to the Summit
Don't get confused or caught out - come and ask your questions so that you can make the most of this historic event in whatever way seems best to you.
* Attached photo is from the official G20 Flickr site, and shows Traditional Owners welcoming the G20 Sherpa delegation to Uluru in central Australia.