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Bikie wars: Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says laws are bungled but she wouldn’t repeal them

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A protester at a rally in Brisbane’s King George Square last night makes his feelings clear on Premier Campbell ...

A protester at a rally in Brisbane’s King George Square last night makes his feelings clear on Premier Campbell Newman’s bikie laws. Pic: Marc Robertson Source: News Limited

CONTROVERSIAL anti-bikie laws would not be repealed by a state Labor government, despite the belief the legislation is “a bungled mess”.

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has described the laws as “rushed”, “bungled” and “a mess”, but yesterday again refused to commit to tearing them up.

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Instead Ms Palaszczuk said she would refer the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill and Criminal Organisations Disruption Bill to a parliamentary committee should Labor be elected next year.

Labor MPs voted for the laws when they were introduced last year but voiced concerns that they had not been properly scrutinised.

Yesterday Ms Palaszczuk maintained her attacks on the lack of consultation, calling Premier Campbell Newman “arrogant” and Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie a “know-it-all”.

“The fundamental way we can get these laws working is to refer them to a committee and let Queenslanders have a say,” she said.

“Rather than attacking the lawyers in this state how about we ask their advice?”

Mr Newman has vowed he will not turn to “custard” on anti-bikie laws despite plummeting popularity.

After a Galaxy poll revealed the Government was now at risk of losing up to 30 seats, he insisted the results from the new bikie regime showed they were delivering for Queenslanders.

“We are delivering on our election promise to make this state a safer place by introducing stronger laws and putting more police on the beat,’’ he said.

“We will not blink. We will not go to custard.’’

The poll showed the Liberal National Party’s primary support had slipped four points since November and its two-party-preferred lead had slipped to 53 per cent against Labor’s 47 per cent.

However, far from shying away from the debate, Mr Bleijie insisted he was happy to continue promoting the positive results of the laws on every occasion possible.