Campbell Newman’s bikie laws attacked by federal LNP member George Christensen
- The Courier-Mail
- March 14, 2014
Member for Dawson George Christensen has told Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie the laws “fly in the face” of conservative and libertarian principles and damage the LNP brand.
In a leaked letter obtained by The Courier-Mail, Mr Christensen said there were too many examples where the laws had “gone too far”.
“I am writing to voice my concern regarding the
Queensland Government’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment
laws and other ‘anti-bikie’ laws to respectfully request that the
laws be repealed,” the letter, dated February 13, said.
“I cannot sit idly by and let my party, the Liberal National Party, take Queensland down this path to buy safety by curtailing our liberty.”
He said he had been “inundated” with contact from constituents who were concerned with the laws and their impact.
Mr Christensen confirmed he had written the letter but told The Courier-Mail he had not intended for it to be made public.
In a statement, Mr Bleijie said Mr Christensen
“had unfortunately been misinformed – I was happy to allay his
In the letter, Mr Christensen said there was internal “disquiet”, with party members worried about the damage the laws were doing to the Government.