Tag: bikers

SA Election: Attorney General Denounces the World as Dangerous!

It’s election time in South Australia and the Attorney General/Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Michael Atkinson is on the warpath hunting for mice and other mediocre targets to take on. Will you be next?

Gamers threaten me: Atkinson

Danielle Forsyth: Independent Weekly | February 16, 2010

http://www.independentweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/gamers-threaten-me-atkinson/1752321.aspx

Attorney General Michael Atkinson has launched an attack at the Gamers4Croydon party, saying he believes gamers in general are pose a higher personal danger than the outlaw motorcycle gangs he has worked so hard to legislate against.

“I feel my family and I are more at risk from gamers than we are from outlaw …

Police ready to apply for bike clubs to be outlawed

Daniel Wills: The Advertiser | September 04, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24293389-5006301,00.html

POLICE say they are ready to take imminent action to outlaw criminal bike gangs after tough new State Government legislation came into effect today.

The Serious and Organised Crime Act allows Police Commissioner Mal Hyde to apply to Attorney-General Michael Atkinson to outlaw individual gangs and place severe restrictions on their members.

Assistant Police Commissioner Tony Harrison this afternoon said police had been gathering information for some time and would soon move against the gangs.

“A lot of preparatory work has been ongoing and I wouldn’t anticipate it would be too …

“Bikie Laws” Not Draconian Enough for Liberals

Bikie laws ‘must cover prisons’

Nigel Hunt: The Advertiser | June 22, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23901839-5006301,00.html

THE Opposition [Liberal Party] wants new legislation aimed at stopping bikies from associating to cover their activities in the state’s prisons.

Opposition correctional services spokesman David Wade said revelations in the Sunday Mail last week of gang brawls indicated the Government was not effectively managing gang members inside prison.

“Labor is keen to lock people up – it needs to give more attention to effectively managing prisoners while they are in prison,” he said.

“The situation is unacceptable and it is only going to get worse …

Gypsy Jokers gather for funeral that will soon be illegal

Colin James, Legal Affairs Editor: The Advertiser | June 18, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23883992-2682,00.html

GYPSY Jokers from across Australia have gathered in Adelaide for a funeral which would be illegal under new anti-bikie laws introduced by the State Government.

The bikies were farewelling club president Wayne “Chiller” McGrath, 42, a father of four and part-owner of four tattoo parlours, who suffered a fatal heart attack last week while exercising on a treadmill at his Virginia home.

His sudden death prompted public tributes from Gypsy Jokers members nationally and overseas, including the US, Germany, South Africa and Norway.

More than 300 people – …

Bikie gang law in force today

The Advertiser | June 08, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23828355-2682,00.html

THE first stage of the State Government’s three-pronged legislative attack on outlaw bikie gangs and their associates comes into force today.

Gang members involved in brawls or those threatening witnesses will be charged with new offences under the Public Order Offences Act, which carries penalties of up to 10 years’ jail or fines of up to $10,000.

The new charges available to police are riot, affray and violent disorder.

They have been designed specifically to target offenders who have previously escaped justice because of witness intimidation or situations in which witnesses – such …

Draconian Laws to ‘Squash’ Bikers & Everyone Else Along With Them

Law passed to ‘squash’ bikies

Joanna Vaughan, Political Reporter: The Advertiser | May 08, 2008

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23662466-2682,00.html

POLICE soon will have the power to “squash” bikie gangs and force them to move elsewhere after the Government’s controversial anti-bikie legislation passed through Parliament last night.
Police Minister Paul Holloway said SA was on the verge of having the nation’s and perhaps the world’s toughest anti-bikie laws.

“These are the laws that police have asked for and, finally, we are able to ensure police have exactly what they need to take on these criminal bikie gangs,” he said.

When the laws are gazetted,