New Laws Crack Down On Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs In Victoria

MARK COLVIN: The Victorian Government is to introduce bills to crack down on outlaw motorcycle gangs and organised crime.

The anti-consorting laws would let police stop convicted criminals associating with each other – both in person and over the internet.

But a lawyer representing motorcycle gang members says similar laws in Queensland have proved draconian and ineffective. Continue reading New Laws Crack Down On Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs In Victoria

Lone Wolf Bikie Faces $40,000-plus Under Anti Bikie Laws

ROBYN WUTH
GOLD COAST BULLETIN

A LONE Wolf bikie could be slugged more than $40,000 after wearing a banned 1 per cent ring at a Gold Coast pub.

The tattoos of a Lone Wolf bikie arrested for wearing banned clothing at a Gold Coast Pub
The tattoos of a Lone Wolf bikie arrested for wearing banned clothing at a Gold Coast Pub. Pics Supplied

The 26-year-old bikie is believed to be the first arrested on the Gold Coast for wearing bikie paraphernalia on ­licensed premises. Continue reading Lone Wolf Bikie Faces $40,000-plus Under Anti Bikie Laws

High Court Challenge to Controversial Anti-Bikie Laws Thrown Out of Court

UPDATE: THE majority of the High Court has rejected a challenge to the Queensland Government’s controversial anti-bikie laws.

The High Court of Australia will rule on the validity of Queensland’s controversial anti-
The High Court of Australia will rule on the validity of Queensland’s controversial anti-bikie laws today.

Continue reading High Court Challenge to Controversial Anti-Bikie Laws Thrown Out of Court

Finks Lawyer Says Police Will Fail

Matthew Killoran & AAP   |  09:41am March 14, 2013

FINK’S lawyer Bill Potts says the police application to declare the Gold Coast chapter of the notorious bikie gang a criminal organisation “must inevitably fail”.

The High Court this morning unanimously upheld the Queensland Government’s Criminal Organisation Act, which is intended to prevent members of “criminal” organisations from associating with each other.

Police have already made an application to the Supreme Court to have the Finks declared a criminal organisation, but it was halted when Continue reading Finks Lawyer Says Police Will Fail

Finks Fight for Fair Trial

Robyn Wuth   |  07:24am November 13, 2012 | Gold Coast Bulletin

THE powerful legal team for the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang claims the laws being used against the club are “repugnant” to the judicial process.

A 13-page submission lodged in the High Court of Australia outlines the Finks’ constitutional challenge against moves to have the gang’s Gold Coast chapter and an associated company declared criminal organisations under Queensland’s three-year-old anti-bikie laws. Continue reading Finks Fight for Fair Trial

Former Fink Escapes Prison for Extortion

Leah Fineran   |  10:37am October 17, 2012

A FORMER Finks standover man has dodged jail time for extortion, claiming he has now left the “bad influence” of the notorious Gold Coast bikie club.

Sacha Kahled Nachouki, 40, yesterday pleaded guilty in the Southport District Court to six offences, including extortion and failing to answer Australian Crime Commission questions.

He admitted that in 2008 he acted as an illegal debt collector, making threats and standing over a Surfers Paradise man for money owed to a failed investment company. Continue reading Former Fink Escapes Prison for Extortion

Potts Lawyers Successfully Obtain Leave to Appear Before High Court

Tony Keim | From:The Courier-Mail | October 05, 2012 9:58AM

Bikies Finks
DAY IN COURT: The Finks will have their case against Queensland’s anti-bikie laws heard in the High Court. (File image) Source:The Courier-Mail

AUSTRALIA’S highest court has granted Finks bikies the right to challenge the validity of controversial Queensland anti-gang laws being used to have them declared a criminal organisation. Continue reading Potts Lawyers Successfully Obtain Leave to Appear Before High Court