Will anti-bikie laws harm tourism?

Tourism seems to be the unwitting victim in the Queensland Government’s current war on bikies. Shadow Police Minister Bill Byrne told Queensland Parliament that motorcycle-friendly cafes had experienced a 30% downturn in trade since the advent of “the world’s toughest anti-bikie laws”. Cafe proprietors and motorcycle industry traders have told MotorbikeWriter that Queensland riders are …

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Anti-bikie laws ‘hamper police’

Queensland police are in jeopardy of losing the support and goodwill of motorcycle riders over pressure to enact new powers under the so-called “world’s toughest anti-bikie laws”. Under the laws, innocent recreational riders have been harassed by police and mistakenly intercepted. While tabling in Parliament an anti-bikie laws petition started on this website, Shadow Minister …

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Anti-bikie laws petition delivered

The anti-bikie laws petition of more than 10,000 signatures has been delivered to Deputy Opposition Leader Bill Byrne. The petition was handed over outside Parliament house in George St this morning. Bill promised he would table the petition in Parliament as soon as possible. Radio, TV, AAP, web and newspaper journalists were on hand but …

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Hotline to advise police of your ride

Motorcycle riders will now have to ring a police hotline number if they want to ride in groups of three or more in peace. That is the preposterous proposal given to recreational riders today at an hour-long meeting with Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and Taskforce Maxima representatives over the …

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Anti-bikie laws snare other clubs

Any club member – not just motorcycle clubs – could face extensive jail time for relatively minor offences under the Queensland Government’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act. That’s the considered decision of Brisbane criminal law firm Guest Lawyers who describes the VLAD Act as “incredibly broad” in its reach. Click here to read their post. …

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Anti-bikie laws hurt tourism

The Gold Coast’s $6b annual tourism industry and the coming Schoolies Week are in jeopardy from the Queensland Government’s anti-bikie laws. (IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST THESE DISCRIMINATORY LAWS, CLICK HERE.) A bipartisan Crime Summit on the Gold Coast today heard that the legislation, politicakl rhetoric and the mainstream media’s sensantionalist …

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Crime summit on anti-bikie laws

A crime summit to discuss the bikie issue and the new laws rushed into parliament will be held on the Gold Coast this Friday. The summit has been organised by the State Opposition, but they claim it is “bipartisan” and have issued the open invitation t anyone who wants to discuss the issue. (IF YOU …

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