Labor bikie laws don't work

THE State Opposition has congratulated police on their successful bikie gangs bust in Hervey Bay, which was conducted without using Labor's anti-association laws.

LNP Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Attorney-General Lawrence Springborg said Labor's anti-association laws were being ignored by the government agencies they were supposed to assist.

“It has been almost a year since Labor's anti-association laws were passed but they are still yet to be used against any bikie gangs in Queensland despite all the Attorney-General's tough talk at the time,” he said.

“Organised and serious drug crime is about profiteering.

“Labor's anti-association laws do nothing to stop organised crime groups from racketeering and drug pushing … they don't work and that's why the Hervey Bay task force and teams from the State Crime Operations Command failed to use the laws in this recent major firearm and drug bust in Hervey Bay.”

Hervey Bay police discovered three drug labs and secured five firearms during Operation Ice Bobcat last month.

During the October 28 raids members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club were arrested.



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