Rebels Brisbane chapter president Little Mick Kosenko refuses to rule out running in state election
- The Courier-Mail
- January 07, 2015
And in a classic case of if you can’t beat them, join them – senior members of the Rebels have refused to rule out standing for the party, which opposes bikie laws and promotes civil liberties.
Long-serving Rebels Brisbane chapter president Little Mick Kosenko said he would consider standing if it helped bring an end to the state’s “draconian” VLAD laws.
“If the FREE Australia Party wanted me to run as a candidate, I guess I would,’’ said Mr Kosenko, who is also the spokesman for the United Motorcycle Council.
“I would do anything to make this country, and this state, a better place’.
The FREE Australia Party is a minor political party in South Australia and has launched a recruitment drive to sign up 500 members in Queensland so it can be registered in this state.
While admitting it would be a “race against time’’, the party’s Queensland president, Paul Keyworth said the plan was to run up to five candidates, including one in Campbell Newman’s seat of Ashgrove.
When asked if Little Mick would be approached, he said: “I’d certainly have that conversation with him. He’s a decent bloke. But I want to make it clear that this party is not supporting any criminal enterprise in any way, shape or form.
“We advocate for a Bill of Rights to be enshrined in law in Queensland to prevent excesses and extremism by majority governments in the absence of a House of Review or any other mechanism to curb injustices.
“The VLAD laws are outrageous. They are like something out of a fascist state”.
Mr Kosenko said several Rebel members were looking to become members of the party which he believed would attract a lot of support at the ballot box.