Bikie clothing

Tassie ‘bikie’ law to outlaw clothing and jewellery

Tasmania is planning to follow other states with consorting laws that specify motorcycle clubs as outlaw organisations and their clothing, badges, patches and jewellery as illegal. The Liberal Government’s Police Offences Amendment (Prohibited Insignia) Bill being debated in Parliament today (20 September 2018) would ban outlaw motorcycle gang “colours”. It is a similar ban to …

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How do new laws affect innocent riders?

A new Bill replacing Queensland’s so-called VLAD “anti-bikie” laws indicates there is less chance of innocent riders accidentally consorting at a Toy Run, charity event or shop ride. These new laws were passed on Tuesday night with support from members of the Katter’s Australian Party who were concerned about law-abiding riders being targeted by police. The …

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Anti-VLAD rally Queensland Police crime

‘Bikie’ laws lead to increased crime

As the deadline approaches at the end of next month for the long-awaited review of Queensland’s consorting laws, or so-called anti-bikie laws, a former detective has shown they are not having the desired effect on organised crime. Queensland Police are asking the government review for the current Vicious Lawless Associates Disestablishment (VLAD) laws to remain …

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Freedom Ride protest in Canberra

Freedom Riders deliver protest

Riders from all states and as far as North Queensland and Broome in Western Australia rode to Canberra to attend the Last Stand Freedom Ride yesterday (December 1) protesting against various state anti-association and consorting laws. Organiser Dale Maggs says although only 1000 riders attended, it was “quite a remarkable event” with some riders travelling more than 4500km …

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Freedom Riders

Freedom Ride gathers rider support

More than 5000 riders are expected to attend the Last Stand Freedom Ride to Canberra to protest various state anti-association and consorting laws on December 1. Organiser Dale Maggs says support for the rally has gathered pace since last Friday’s High Court verdict to reject the application by the United Motorcycle Clubs to throw out Queensland’s …

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Riders protest the laws at the January 26 rally in Roma St

High Court rejects appeal against anti-bikie laws

The High Court of Australia has rejected an appeal against Queensland’s “anti-bikie” laws, including the Orwellian Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Act. However, more challenges to the laws are expected to be mounted. The man who drafted the appeal against Queensland’s draconian “anti-bikie” laws says it will take some time to distill the long and complex …

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