The top 5 stories you need to know from G20 today

FROM bomb proof limos to budgie smugglers, bloggers and a bout of gastro, here is what you need to know about the G20 leaders Summit so far.

Blogger arrested for threats to Obama's vehicle

A Man has been arrested after allegedly making threats online regarding Barack Obama's vehicle.   

The 21-year-old from Rockhampton was charged with using a carrier service to menace or harass after he allegedly posted the threats on a blog.   

The text 6000 cops at G20 probably didn't want to see

More than 6000 police working around the G20 summit in Brisbane have more than the safety of world leaders to worry about now.  

Queensland Health has received reports of between 10 and 15 police officers who are experiencing gastroenteritis symptoms.   

QPS says it will be issuing a text message to all police to provide them  with health information.

 Oxfam gets world leaders to don lifesaving gear ... sort of

Leaders from the United Kingdom, USA, China, India, Germany and South Africa have taken time out of their G20 responsibilities to strap on some budgie smugglers.

In the stunt for international aid and development agency Oxfam, the political leader 'big heads' dressed as lifeguards at South Bank in an effort to draw G20 leaders' attention to the power they have to tackle "the rising tide of inequality".    

Oxfam took to South Bank Parklands for the fight against inequality.
Oxfam took to South Bank Parklands for the fight against inequality. Rae Wilson

 

Bomb-proof G20 limousine taken out by truck

The bomb-proof limousines hired for the G20 summit can withstand firepower from an AK47 assault rifle and are fitted with nail-proof tyres.   But it seems they cannot withstand the force of a standard commercial truck.

One of the limos is now "out of action" after being rear-ended by a truck. 

 

Mercedes-Benz won the tender to supply armoured vehicles for the G20 summit in Brisbane. Photo: Supplied
Mercedes-Benz won the tender to supply armoured vehicles for the G20 summit in Brisbane. Photo: Supplied

 

Obama officials requested UQ roundabout 'demolition'

US officials requested that a roundabout outside the University of Queensland be demolished so President Barack Obama's G20 motorcade would not need to slow down after the president's speech there on Saturday, according to reports.  

The request was turned down by Queensland authorities.  

 

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