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ADF wraps up G20 Leaders' Summit

The ADF provided a number of key security services to ensure the safety of world leaders during the G20 Summit."

As the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane concluded this week, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) wrapped up its security coverage of the event.

The conference of 19 participant countries and the European Union was held on Australian shores for the first time in its current format, previously being held in Melbourne in a previous iteration.

With world leaders from 20 key regions present, in addition to special guests premiers from non-participating countries, it was important for the Department of Defence to put a high emphasis on security, without disrupting the integral event.

Some 2,000 men and woman from the ADF assisted Queensland police, federal agents and the G20 Task Force in and around Brisbane to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Some of the services the ADF supplied included:

  • Clearance divers from the Royal Australian Navy;
  • Royal Australian Air Force fighter air support;
  • Specialised command and control air support;
  • Aerial tanker support;
  • Search personnel;
  • Explosive ordnance detection dogs;
  • Logistical support.

During the G20, the ADF said it performed 2,427 vehicle searches, 76 air deployments and 21 clearance searches at major venues and hotels .

Major General Stuart Smith, ADF Support Commander to the G20, said the ADF proved its flexibility in using its skills and experience to help in a great number of ways.

"Defence has provided appropriate, dependable and closely integrated support to the G20 Summit," he explained in a media release this week.

"This operation affirms the ADF's place in the nation's domestic security capabilities and builds on the reputation forged by defence at other Australian-showcase activities such as the Sydney Olympic Games and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games."

"The men and women involved can be justifiably proud of what they have achieved for the people of Brisbane and the nation as a whole."

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