Attorney-General and Minister
for Justice Jarrod Bleijie.
THE man who moved Jarrod Bleijie's admission
as a solicitor has likened new anti-bikie laws to the Nazi era
and says the Attorney-General has forgotten the basics of the
Kyle Kimball, a senior director of Sajen Legal
where Mr Bleijie worked from 2006 until his election to
Parliament in 2009, said new laws eroded civil liberties.
The State Government's new Vicious Lawless
lishment Bill and the Criminal Gang
Destruction Bill have been criticised by civil libertarians and
legal experts who say they give the government the power to
declare groups and people to be criminals without a trial.
The Attorney-General will also have the power
to keep people in jail indefinitely under other legislative
Mr Kimball took to Facebook to challenge Mr
Bleijie's sweeping new laws.
"Nothing like removing judicial discretion eh
JB? And your very own star chamber to boot?" he wrote.
"Are the constabulary so woefully inefficient
that they are unable to prove a case and secure a conviction
without a coerced confession by some throwback process from the
"What's on the agenda after bikies? Who else
will be for the truth serum?"
Mr Kimball told the Daily that the new laws
showed disregard for laws developed over hundreds of years to
protect people from persecution.
He pointed out fascist governments had been
empowered by similar laws.
"The Nazis came to power with pieces of law
like this," he said. "It may seem melodramatic but it's not."
Mr Kimball said the legislative changes also
disregarded principles of sentencing which required
consideration of the circumstances of the case and consistency
"I thought my partners and I had taught him
better, but what we taught him seems to have vanished," he said.
Mr Kimball said the Attorney-General had not
responded to any of his Facebook posts.
He said Mr Bleijie would not be surprised that
he had challenged him as the Sajen legal office had always been
a scene of debate.
"I'd just like to get Jarrod to think about it
from a different perspective."