Thursday, 8 May 2008

Tough new laws for SA bikie gangs

New laws: An alleged bikie fortress at Brompton in Adelaide's inner north-west

Legislation allowing the Attorney-General to declare bikie gangs as illegal organisations passed the South Australian Parliament's Upper House last night.

Control orders can also be placed on members restricting who they mix with and where they go.

The South Australian Government says the landmark legislation will disrupt criminal bikie gangs.

The South Australian Law Society and the Bar Association, as well as the Greens and Democrats, say the legislation is extreme and unnecessary.

Quote: However, there are broader implications with this type of draconian legislation in relation to the powers allowing the Attorney General to declare groups of people illegal? No matter what race, creed, or colour? Restricting whom people mix with? These are draconian laws for dictators who have no right whatsoever to determine who can be in a group or mix with a person. Shame on the South Australian Government.


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