Bleijie yet to land single conviction with VLAD laws

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie. Tom Huntley

VLAD, the government's illegal gang destroyer, has so far racked up no convictions.

Separate to the anti-association laws, which dictate who suspected criminal gang members can associate with, but often confused with it, the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment legislation is a sentencing tool.

In answer to a question on notice, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said "pending the outcome of the High Court challenge [currently in front of the court] there have not yet been any convictions for declared offences under VLAD".

"As at 30 June 2014, there were 44 defendants whose cases were still in progress," he said.

"These defendants are charged with declared offences under VLAD, where it is alleged that the defendant is a vicious lawless associate."

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