TOWNSVILLE Rebels members have been ordered
off their Stuart property known as �The Farm� after the land was
added to the list of banned places under state anti-bikie
The Rebels Motorcycle Club clubhouse on Ingham Rd was
classified as a prescribed place under the Vicious Lawless Association
Disestablishment (VLAD) laws last year and shut down.
The Odin’s Warriors clubhouse on Leyland St was also
on the first list of 40 banned locations.
But The Farm was not initially on that list, leaving
members of the club free to use the property.
Northern Region crime co-ordinator Acting
Superintendent Cheryl Scanlon confirmed The Farm was now on the list and
detectives went to the property on Saturday and notified members of the
club they had to vacate the premises.
It is understood they were given until 5pm yesterday
There were no arrests and no charges laid on Saturday.
“Investigations are ongoing and as such, the QPS is
not in a position to provide any further comment,” Supt Scanlon said.
“Maintaining public order and community safety is
paramount to the QPS.
“The QPS has the support and commitment of the
Queensland Government and other local, State and
Federal agencies to eliminate the violence and
criminal business activities of Criminal Motorcycle Gangs (CMG)
A Rebels member from the North Queensland region
declined to comment when contacted by the Bulletin.
comment we make from Rebels would be done through a statement
from UMCQ (The United Motorcycle Council of Queensland),” he
The UMCQ waged a $1 million challenge against the
anti-bikie laws in the High Court, but the seven judges reserved its
decision on the validity of the laws in September.
There were no signs of disturbance outside The Farm as
the clocked ticked over the deadline yesterday.
A single unmarked police car pulled out of the address
a few minutes after 5pm.
Later, a Queensland Police Service spokesperson said
detectives visited the Stuart property at 5pm and that Rebels members
had complied with the legislation.
Supt Scanlon said information from the public was
vital to help stop CMG activities and provide operational information