VLAD harassment axed

VLAD ‘farce’ leaves $2500 legal debt

A Brisbane rider who claims to have been harassed multiple times by police during the height of the Queensland anti-bikie crackdown has had police obstruction and assault charges suddenly dropped leaving a $2500 legal debt. Jamie Evans, 46, rose to notoriety after one of his confrontations with police was filmed and posted on YouTube, attracting …

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VLAD and Vladimir bad for motorcyclists

VLAD laws and Vlad Putin are making it difficult for riders trying to debunk the penchant among police and legislators for social profiling of motorcyclists. A Russian biker club that has close associations with President Vladimir Putin, plans to ride across several European countries to Berlin for a May 9 ceremony recognising the Red Army’s …

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VLAD laws concerns eased

The “Yandina Five” look like avoiding more jail time after the new Labor Queensland Government has declared the VLAD laws “go too far”. New Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has eased the minds of recreational riders and law-abiding people who may associate with members of declared criminal bikie clubs. The Attorney-General has been tasked with setting up …

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VLAD Laws amended under MP deal

As the Queensland Government remains in doubt after the election two weekends ago, an independent MP could hold the keys to power if so-called bikie VLAD laws are amended. Peter Wellington, Independent Member for Nicklin and supporter of the Yandina Five has long protested against the Orwellian-sounding Vicious Lawless Associates Disestablishment Act or so-called VLAD …

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Election attracts 6 motorcycle candidates

At least six motorcycle riders are contesting the Queensland election in a response to the draconian, so-called anti-bikie laws introduced in 2103. Australian Motorcycle Business Chamber founder and former candidate for the federal seat of Griffith, Travis Windsor, says he is helping three independent candidates in the state poll in a special deal. Travis says …

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VLAD laws expected to be quashed

The man who drafted the appeal against Queensland’s draconian “anti-bikie” VLAD laws believes they will be quashed late today. Honorary legal counsel for the United Motorcycle Clubs in Queensland and NSW, Barrister Wayne Baffsky, says he’s “praying” that the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) laws will be overturned, but is concerned about precedence regarding a …

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Little Mick awaits the VLAD laws decision

High Court verdict on VLAD laws tomorrow

The High Court of Australia is expected to hand down its decision on Queensland’s “anti-bikie” laws tomorrow (November 14) about 9.30am AEDT (8.30am AEST). United Motorcycle Clubs of Queensland (UMCQ) spokesman Mick Kosenko says his family life and business have been on hold since the UMC launched a legal challenge on March 19 against the …

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Harassment continues for “bikie war” victims

People arrested or harassed under the draconian Queensland VLAD laws as part of the government’s so-called bikie war say they are suffering mentally and financially, and continue to be harassed by police. They even include the widow of a declared bikie club affiliate. All of those arrested or harassed should be able to claim compensation. …

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VLAD harassment axed

VLAD compensation to cost up to $100m

Compensation to people wrongfully arrested and harassed under the Queensland Government’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Act could cost up to $100 million, according to Alex Douglas. The former head of the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Commission and now state parliamentary leader of the Palmer United Party told an anti-VLAD meeting tonight in Brisbane that he …

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Anti-VLAD meeting hits venue trouble

The organiser of an anti-VLAD meeting says he has encountered nothing but grief from hotels where he hoped to stage the event on June 25. The meeting will update the public on the effect of the VLAD Act hastily introduced last year as part of the State Government’s so-called “war on bikies”. Speakers will include …

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