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NSW Government will fight bikie laws challenge - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The NSW Government is staring down a legal challenge against new laws which stop people from meeting with convicted criminals.
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SBS Insight - Uneasy Riders

SBS Insight - Uneasy Riders | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it

In the wake of shootings across Australia, several states have introduced laws which crack down on bikie groups. And Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that coordinating anti-bikie laws across the nation is an urgent priority.

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Bikie Wars: Here and Now (Part 2 of 2)

TEN's Hamish Macdonald takes us into Sydney's deep and dangerous bikie culture. See more at tennews.com.au
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Attorney General defends new bikie laws - ABC Ballarat

Attorney General defends new bikie laws - ABC Ballarat | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it

The Victorian Attorney General has hit back at claims from the Law Institute of Victoria that the Government's toughened stance on bikies amounts to an abuse of human rights. (Includes download of interview audio file)

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Bikies launch consorting law legal challenge - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Bikies launch consorting law legal challenge - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Two senior bikies have asked the NSW Supreme Court to declare anti-consorting laws invalid.
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Victoria moves to restrict activities of bikies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Victoria moves to restrict activities of bikies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it
The Victorian Government will introduce legislation into Parliament today to restrict the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs.
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Law Society of NSW - Policy submissions

Law Society of NSW - Policy submissions | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it

See February 2012 submissions on

Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Bill 2012 Crimes Amendment (Consorting and Organised Crime) Bill 2012
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Top Perth bikie Mercanti gets bail

High-ranking member of the Finks, Troy Mercanti, has been granted bail on a string of charges.

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Four injured in incident at bikie clubhouse

Four injured in incident at bikie clubhouse | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Four injured in incident at bikie clubhouse...

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The Bikie Wars | The Sydney Morning Herald

Excellent video resource which explains the conflict between the Bikies from the 1980 til 2009. Profiles the main gangs and people involved.

 

"Hatred. Bloodshed. Murder. Underworld turf wars or avenging ancient enmities? Dylan Welch explains why there's bad blood between Australia's outlaw bikie clubs."

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SA hits Finks bikies with control orders

Every member of the Finks bikie club in South Australia has been served with an anti-consorting notice by police under the state's tough anti-gang laws.

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Bikie control order laws ruled invalid - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Bikie control order laws ruled invalid - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A court has ruled SA legislation governing control orders against bikies is invalid.
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First consorting conviction to be appealed - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Prosecutors have conceded the first conviction under Australia's toughest anti-bikie laws relied on an inadequate police case.
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Guilt by association

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BARRISTER Wayne Baffsky had long suspected that consorting laws aimed at outlaw bikies in NSW would be unleashed on anybody the police did not like. The Hells Angels barrister never dreamed it would happen so soon.
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Bikie Wars: Here and Now (Part 1 of 2)

TEN's Hamish Macdonald takes us into Sydney's deep and dangerous bikie culture. See more at tennews.com.au
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New bikie laws 'a serious assault on civil liberties'

New bikie laws 'a serious assault on civil liberties' | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Lawyers and bikies have attacked controversial laws that would make 'outlaw motorcycle gangs' illegal, describing them as a serious assault on civil liberties and predicting they will be overturned.
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Consorting law breaches human rights: lawyer - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Lawyers for two Sydney bikies say New South Wales consorting laws breach Australia's international human rights obligations.
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Victoria moves to restrict activities of bikies

Victoria  moves to restrict activities of bikies | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it

The change would allow Victoria Police to apply to the Supreme Court to make a declaration declaring a motorcycle gang a criminal organisation and impose control orders on groups and individuals.

The legislation would also allow declarations and orders made in other states and territories to be upheld in Victoria.

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Attorney-General says bikie laws will survive High Court challenge | 3AW News

Attorney-General says bikie laws will survive High Court challenge | 3AW News | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A criminal lawyer believes the proposed anti-bikie gang legislation will not survive a High Court challenge, however the Attorney-General says the laws will differ from those which failed in South Australia and New South Wales.
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Bikies wearing colours is similar to footy fans wearing jerseys, says Premier Campbell Newman

AMID fears of a violent Sydney-style bikie war on the Gold Coast, Premier Campbell Newman has likened bikies wearing their club colours in public to football fans sporting their team jerseys.
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Head bikie gets 17 years for drug haul

Head bikie gets 17 years for drug haul | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it

The former boss of WA's Comancheros bikie gang has been sentenced to 17 years' jail for managing a "sophisticated" interstate drug ring...

 

 

 

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Sydney Gun Crime - Sydney Morning Herald

Interactive map of gun crimes in Sydney showing statistics by month, region and number of casualties.


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Bikie control order claims first Fink

Bikie control order claims first Fink | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it

Hudson, 40, was targeted by the Police Commissioner as the first outlaw motorcycle club member to incur a control order under the state's new anti-bikie legislation

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Court grants control order on Rebels bikie - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Court grants control order on Rebels bikie - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A magistrate has imposed SA's first control order on a bikie, under a section of state legislation not ruled invalid by the High Court.
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Lateline - 14/08/2012: First anti-consorting jail term overturned

Lateline - 14/08/2012: First anti-consorting jail term overturned | Motorcycle Gangs and the Law in Australia | Scoop.it
The first person jailed under New South Wales anti-bikie laws is set to be released because of flaws in the police case...
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Consort law sends the wrong message

WHAT sort of a legal system do we have when a person can be sent to jail for going shopping with his mates?
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