If your bike’s got an engine don’t rock up at the address that used to house this cycling store or you’ll cop a minimum of six months in stir

The Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) Amendment Act 2013 makes it a criminal offence punishable by being thrown in the big house for a minimum of 183 days for a biker to enter a number of prescribed addresses. This is what the law says:

60B Participants in criminal organisation entering prescribed places and attending prescribed events

(1) Any person who is a participant in a criminal organisation and enters, or attempts to enter, a prescribed place commits an offence. 

Minimum penalty—6 months imprisonment served wholly in a corrective services facility.

Maximum penalty—3 years imprisonment

The places they can’t enter are listed in the same piece of unjust and oppressive legislation. There are 41 of them.

One such prescribed address is 391 Montague Road, West End, which would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious, because that address used to house a bicycle repair shop and training centre. Now it’s a hospitality, kitchen and laundry supply warehouse trading as Kenco.

Their main business is supplying equipment to mining camps and villages, and they run a parallel online operation selling catering supplies. It’s open to the public by appointment. They are a totally legitimate and respectable business, and not connected in any way, shape or form to motorcycle gangs. The question then is why is their address stigmatised as a prescribed place under law?

The Bandido’s clubhouse used to be around the back in Tondara Lane, but they’re long gone, and anyway, the Tondara Lane address is not even on the list of banned places. So why is the good name of legitimate business operators being blackened by the State Government?

Over to you for an explanation Campbell.