The centre of Brisbane was officially declared off limits today as a 3 metre high wall was built around the area overnight.

“It wasn’t an easy task,” said one exhausted bricklayer, “but we all pitched in and got it done remarkably quickly. I’m glad I didn’t have to do the river crossing section though, that would have been really tough.”

The Brisbane CBD has been closed off due to security for the upcoming G20 summit where approximately 20 of the largest economies in the world join for a week of meetings, lectures and deciding the fate of the free world.

There are some severe restrictions on who can enter Brisbane during this time however. As one security insider said, “if you’re not the leader of a country or earn less than $1,000,000 a year then you should probably pick another state capital to visit. I hear Adelaide is nice.”

Some locals are philosophical however. Said one resident, “well at first we were annoyed that we couldn’t get into the centre of town, but then we realised that we had a large wall separating us from most of the worlds most important politicians, so it’s not all bad.”