Loophole forces rethink on anti-bikie laws

Contributed by Gladstone Police

THE Queensland government may be forced to rewrite its controversial anti-bikie laws after a major flaw in the wording of the legislation was exposed.


The laws only apply to ''a person (who) is a participant'' in outlaw gangs, which means those who have handed in their club colours can avoid being jailed.


"We always said that if our laws needed amending, then we'd amend them," Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said.


"The criminal motorcycle gangs will do anything to try and get around our tough new laws and we will adapt the legislation accordingly."



A flaw in the hastily drafted laws became apparent during a bail hearing for three Hells Angels members, accused of peddling $2.5 million worth of methamphetamines from an inner-Brisbane locksmith business in the past 12 months.

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