VLAD laws

VLAD laws effect RSPCA charity ride

Queensland’s VLAD laws are now effecting the RSPCA’s annual Ruff Riders 500 charity ride.  Even the attraction of riding with V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes is not enough to reassure riders worried they could be pulled over by police under the current anti-bikie crackdown. The past two Ruff Riders 500 rides have raised about $50,000 …

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Dozen best quotes from Freedom Rally against anti-association laws

Thousands attended the Brisbane Freedom Rally against the Queensland Government’s anti-association laws today. A comprehensive series of reports will be posted on MotorbikeWriter over the next few days, together with photo galleries and videos. Meanwhile,  I want to share the dozen best quotes from the speakers at the Roma Street Forum. 1 Peter Wellington, Independent …

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Bikie crackdown affects returned riders

Returned bikers are being discouraged from buying motorcycles as a result of the Queensland Government’s crackdown on bikies, according to outspoken Toowoomba motorcycle dealer Boyd Yung. He says he’s definitely missed out on some bike sales, but thinks it is mainly returning middle-aged riders. “Motorcyclists who have always ridden motorcycles will say ‘up yours’ and …

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Anti-bikie laws cost industry $5m/week

Motorcycle businesses in Queensland are losing $5m a week in trade as the government’s crackdown on bikies places up to 10,000 jobs at risk. According to Australian Motorcycle Business Chamber founder Travis Windsor, there are 1500 motorcycle-related businesses in Queensland that turn over $1 billion a year and employ more than 10,000 people. “Since the …

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