You've got to ask yourself why this is being reported by The Graun, Al-Jazeera, The Australian and ignored by the BBC, Sky, etc. If I was of a conspiratorial mindset I might think they didn't want to embarrass the government with all the great and the good in town.
Even without a death yesterday's policing of the G20 protests was nothing short of disgraceful. The police made it abundantly clear in the lead up to this week that not only were they expecting trouble, they wanted it too. Police violence against protests, including peaceful protests, have become par the course. And it goes unremarked where the political establishment are concerned - probably with good reason. Their silence betrays their connivance in giving the police ever greater powers to trample on our liberties.
The policing on this demonstration demands nothing less than a public inquiry and a rolling of heads. The role their open air mass-arrest and violence had in yesterday's death must be investigated in full public view. If neither are forthcoming, it's more or less guaranteed there will be others like this unnamed man.
Friday update: Turns out the protester was a passerby on his way home from work, but who had happened to get caught up in the police cordon. Good post with relevant press clippings here.