Ex-Rose Tattoo frontman calls
Queensland’s anti-bikie laws an ‘overreaction’
Angry Anderson is
not a fan of Queensland’s anti-bikie laws.
ROCK icon turned Nationals candidate Angry
Anderson has branded the Newman Government’s
anti-bikie laws as “retarded”.
The ex-Rose Tattoo frontman says he will abandon his
run for the NSW Parliament if it adopts the same laws
crushing bikie gangs some of his “best mates” belong to.
He has put up two songs for a CD to raise funds for a
bikie High Court challenge he expects will send the
Government back to the drawing board.
Anderson, once a Vigilantes member long before the
gang ran with the Hells Angels, said the Queensland laws
– especially anti-association laws – were an
He said he had “no doubt the public has had enough”
of reckless violence involving gangs who had “foolishly
invited in a criminal element”.
But the Newman Government had “stupidly and
ignorantly punished every member of a club because
several members are criminals”.
Bikie networks smashed as police pounce
on gangs along the Queensland and NSW
border. Courtesy: Police Multimedia
“I have a strong belief that these retarded laws in
Queensland will be overturned in court and then they’ll
have to go back and redraft sensible and balanced
“If NSW was to adopt (the laws), I would have to not
run for Parliament because if it came down to not
associating with your brothers, I’m sorry, I can’t do
“If it means that I’ll be put on a notebook somewhere
as an associate of outlaw motorcycle club members, well,
so be it, because I’ve had them as friends for 30
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said the “firm but
fair” laws were “protecting the innocent from organised
criminal gangs who extort everyday Queenslanders, peddle
drugs and use violence to get what they want”.