Gold Coast schoolgirls party at Nomads bikie gang clubhouse after graduation dinner
Robyn Wuth and Matt Killoran
Gold Coast Bulletin
November 13, 20128:20AM
A GROUP of students from an exclusive Gold Coast private girls' school, including the mayor's daughter, partied in a bikie clubhouse after a formal graduation dinner on the weekend.
The girls, aged 17 and 18, were bussed to the clubhouse of the Nomads outlaw motorcycle gang in Carrara after the dinner at the Gold Coast convention centre on Saturday night, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports.
A spokeswoman for mayor Tom Tate confirmed his daugher Emily had attended the party but said she had not known it was the Nomads' clubhouse.
Cr Tate has been a vocal opponent of the city's bikie gangs.
Senior police were "stunned" the elite girls' school would allow the after-party to be held at an outlaw gang's clubhouse.
"What kind of message does this send?" said frustrated police.
"Just as police move to have the gangs declared criminal organisations in a landmark legal fight that goes all the way to the High Court, one of the elite private schools has a party at one of their clubhouses. It's an absolute joke."
St Hilda's yesterday refused to comment on the controversy and said it was not responsible for the after-party and was not involved in organising the event.