Whilst the laws are currently being used against motorcycle clubs, they can be used against any association the government chooses. The three acts included in these legislative changes are:
But far from giving the gangs the green light, critics say the laws were useless in the first place. However, supporters of the laws say any watering down of the legislation gives the violent gangs the green light to resume operations.
The VLAD laws primarily prevented three or more members from criminal motorbike gangs, such as the Finks, Rebels and Bandidos, from meeting up. Bikie clubhouses were also closed down and gang members stopped from wearing their club colours into licensed premises.
Police said the laws allowed them to make headway in operations targeting the gangs and the lack of clubhouses and colours had made the bikies far less visible.
Last week, a Gold Coast police officer, who was one of the key players in attempting to break up the gangs, said any watering down of the legislation would lead to a bikie turf war as different groups sought to dominate. I want more convictions, not less.
Dr Goldsworthy scoffed at the idea that bikies were revving their engines on the NSW side of the border ready to head back into the sunshine state. The answer, of course, being yes. Meanwhile, the vast majority of people charged under the laws were not gang members.
One change, which the Queensland Government looks likely to make, is to adopt a NSW-style consorting law which would see groups of gang members broken up — but only if they had criminal convictions.Whilst the laws are currently being used against motorcycle clubs, they can be used against any association the government chooses.
The three acts included in these legislative changes are: Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act (VLAD) Tattoo Parlours Act ; Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) Amendment Act Outlaw motorcycle club members attended a rally protesting against anti-bikie laws in Adelaide in , after the laws were declared invalid by the state’s supreme court.
INDEPENDENT MP Peter Wellington has called on the Attorney General to bring back the "Australian way" and amend the controversial anti-bikie laws. A new Bill replacing Queensland's so-called VLAD "anti-bikie" laws indicates there is less chance of innocent riders accidentally consorting on a ride.
AUSTRALIA - Queensland's anti-bikie laws. OFF THE WIRE Queensland's anti-bikie laws are resulting in some unusual arrests – and not just of bikies. or VLAD, part of Newman's campaign to drive outlaw gangs from the state.
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