Association laws

Rider fears association laws quash US visa

A Melbourne man who attended a bikie charity ride over three years ago has been refused an American visa and he suspects the reason is association laws. John Di Clemente, 47, of Bundurra, fears the visa was rejected on the mistaken belief that he is a bikie associate, although the American embassy has not yet …

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First anti-VLAD laws charity concert

Since the introduction of the VLAD laws in October 2013, Grant Newson has been actively campaigning against them. Not just protesting, but doing something positive. In November 2013, Grant set up his first market stall in Nanango to attract people to sign a petition calling calling for the laws to be repealed. He and some …

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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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Police PR blitz on VLAD Act

Queensland Police have been visiting social motorcycle clubs to explain the VLAD Act and placate riders in a statewide PR blitz. We caught up with the police in Townsville on a recent ride to the HOG Rally in Cairns and they confirmed they had been visiting riding clubs. It’s part of a statewide PR blitz …

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VLAD laws effect RSPCA charity ride

Queensland’s VLAD laws are now effecting the RSPCA’s annual Ruff Riders 500 charity ride.  Even the attraction of riding with V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes is not enough to reassure riders worried they could be pulled over by police under the current anti-bikie crackdown. The past two Ruff Riders 500 rides have raised about $50,000 …

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