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Cop ‘harassment cost charities’, says UMCQ

Alleged NSW and Queensland police harassment of a motorcycle club charity ride on Saturday (March 3, 2018) cost thousands in lost revenue for various charities and businesses, says the ride organiser. Hells Angels MC Brisbane Chapter member Jeff Ehler says he has a long list of police harassment claims. They include: Riders were intimidated before …

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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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Fashion police alive in Queensland

The fashion police will be out in force in Queensland where “bikie colours” will be banned in public because they create fear; although there may be a loophole. The controversial ban is one of many proposals under the Queensland Labor Government’s long-awaited review of the controversial VLAD laws. While there is a little relief for some motorcycle riders …

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VLAD laws axed but replacement is vague

The VLAD and associated so-called “anti-bikie” laws rushed in by the Newman Government in 2013 will be axed by the Labor Government, but details on their replacement are still vague. The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission 400-odd-page report on the laws basically says they were badly written, an affront to civil liberties and would never …

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VLAD laws review results delayed

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission review of the controversial so-called VLAD (Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment) Laws is due to report back today (March 31, 2016), but they will not be made public until next week. The State Government is obviously concerned about the controversial review and won’t want to look like they are either …

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‘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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2015 great for Australian motorcyclists

The year of 2015 will go down as one of the best for Australian motorcyclists in a long time with significant law and road rule advances plus more to come in 2016. The first advance this year was the further introduction of lane filtering in Queensland and the start of a lane-filtering trial in the …

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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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Riders urged to continue protesting

Riders have been urged to continue protesting and making submissions to governments to halt the further erosion of freedoms and civil liberties under draconian anti-association laws being proposed throughout the nation. Independence Day rallies were held today (July 4, 2015) in each capital city and we attended the rally in Brisbane where the most draconian …

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Rallies against motorcyclist discrimination

Bikers are expected to roll up in their thousands on Saturday, July 4, 2015, for Independence Day rallies against the growing incidence of anti-association laws that threaten discrimination of riders. Despite the new Queensland Government promising to review the controversial Vicious Lawless Associates Disestablishment (VLAD) laws this year, a protest will still be held in …

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