‘Harassed’ motorcycle rider claims innocence

A YouTube video showing the police interception of a Brisbane motorcycle rider has caused a social media frenzy with some critics calling into question the rider’s record. Not that it is anyone’s business, but the rider, Jamie Evans, says he has nothing to hide, even allowing his address and details to be included on the …

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Police say riders have “nothing to fear”

Queensland Police Media has claimed “law-abiding motorcyclists” have nothing to fear from the increase in police presence on our roads. The comment was in response to an incident yesterday in which a rider was intercepted by four police cars for an ID check and then intercepted again by a fifth car for a drug test. …

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2013 in review, part 1: VLAD Act dominates motorcycling

We witnessed big changes in motorcycling worldwide in 2013. There were several steps forward for motorcycling, but one big major step backward, thanks to the Queensland Government’s draconian anti-association laws and “war” on bikies. While the worldwide motorcycle market was slightly depressed in 2013 and slightly up in Australia, the Orwellian-sounding Vicious Lawless Associations Disestablishment …

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Motorcycle riders return to the roads after anti-bikie war

Riders are starting to return to regional Queensland tourist spots and cafés. Rick Jamieson, owner of Rick’s Garage and Diner in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is one of many whose trade suffered in the first few weeks after the Queensland Government introduced the self-proclaimed toughest anti-bikie laws in the world. During those weeks, …

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Freedom Ride ‘start of the battle’ against VLAD laws

  The first Freedom Ride national rally against the VLAD Laws has been a resounding success with close to 3000 in Brisbane and thousands more in 24 simultaneous rides in every state of Australia rallying in support. But the speakers at the festive and boisterous Brisbane rally have declared it is just the start of …

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Anti-bikie laws rally an historic event

Sunday’s Freedom Ride to Parliament House in all states to protest against the world’s toughest anti-bikie laws looks like becoming the biggest motorcycle rally in Australia’s history. It won’t be the biggest single protest in Australia’s history. That record belongs to the 1970 mortoriums against the Vietnam War with 200,000 nationally and 100,000 in Melbourne. …

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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 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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