Banning the bikies: Queensland's Criminal Organisation Act 2009

Schloenhardt, Andreas (2011) Banning the bikies: Queensland's Criminal Organisation Act 2009. Queensland Lawyer, 31 Part 2: 100-113.

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Author Schloenhardt, Andreas
Title Banning the bikies: Queensland's Criminal Organisation Act 2009
Journal name Queensland Lawyer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-1658
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 31
Issue Part 2
Start page 100
End page 113
Total pages 14
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Company
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Following similar developments in South Australia and New South Wales, the Queensland Government introduced the Criminal Organisations Bill 2009 which seeks to prevent and disrupt the existence and operation of outlaw motorcycle gangs in this State. This article examines the rationale, scope, and application of Queensland’s Criminal Organisation Act 2009, in its own right and also in light of the High Court’s decision in State of South Australia v Totani (2010) 85 ALJR 19; [2010] HCA 39. It is argued that Queensland’s law is better balanced than similar laws elsewhere but that it will fail to reduce organised crime in the medium and long term.
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