Other changes going to
Cabinet today as part of proposed anti-racketeering laws will
see bikies banned from specific locations - possibly even their
own clubhouses - owning, operating or working in a tattoo
parlour and wearing club colours in a licensed venue.
It is understood Premier Campbell Newman has
personally briefed NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell on the proposals
and wants him to help stop bikie reinforcements heading north to
fight the laws.
The new moves would complement increased
powers Mr Newman is also expected to introduce for the Crime and
Misconduct Commission to require bikies to answer questions.
They are expected to be considered by Cabinet
today with final announcements a week or fortnight away.
"There are over 500 social rider groups in
Queensland and over 160,000 riders,'' he said. "A considerable
number of these regularly go for rides with their group and
friends and should not be subjected to such unwarranted
interference. It is a complete nonsense to be allocating police
resources to the harassment of these people."