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Campbell Newman’s bikie laws attacked by federal LNP member George Christensen

THE State Government’s anti-bikie laws have caused internal dissent within Liberal National Party ranks, with a federal minister calling for the laws to be axed.

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.

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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Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment laws and other ‘anti-bikie’ laws to respectfully request that the laws be repealed,” the letter, dated February 13, said.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.”

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen has questioned Queensland’s bikie laws.

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen has questioned Queensland’s bikie laws.


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 concerns”.

In the letter, Mr Christensen said there was internal “disquiet”, with party members worried about the damage the laws were doing to the Government.

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