Police at VLAD laws protest

Riders still living in police state

Queensland riders are still living in a police state where they could be harassed, detained, charged and imprisoned for looking like a bikie and/or associating with them. When elected in January 2015, the new Labor Government promised a Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission review of the controversial so-called VLAD (Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment) Laws by …

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Validimir Putin with the Night Wolves

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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Peter Wellington address anti-VLAD rally

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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Own a Sons of Anarchy bike

Now that the Sons of Anarchy series has gone out in a puff of exhaust smoke, the motorcycle and other memorabilia from the show are being offered in an online auction by Screenbid. The makers at FX are selling 700 props, costumes and motorcycles from the seven-season series with proceeds going to various charities. But you’ll …

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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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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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