Queensland government says a new
bikies-only 'super jail' will not breach
human rights conventions.
Angels have become the latest bikie gang to abandon
their Gold Coast clubhouse, less than a year after
establishing a beach-head on the Glitter Strip.
Removalists and police have been seen
at the notorious gang's heavily-fortified clubhouse in
Lemana Lane at Burleigh Heads in recent days.
A neighbour said police removed
surveillance cameras and other equipment from the premises
"There were a fair few police there and
I noticed the cameras were gone,'' he said.
Harley-riding federal MP Warren Entsch says
he continue to ride his bike, continue to
wear his motorbike club's jacket and be
upset if he was pulled over by police and
put through the wringer. PIC: Michael Watt
The Hells Angels,
who had a long-established Queensland base at Browns
Plains, inflamed simmering bikie tensions when they
opened the Gold Coast clubhouse late last year in
Bandidos gang territory.
Bandidos national sergeant-at-arms John Fahey
defected to the Hells Angels to recruit new members
for the Coast chapter which was spearheaded by gang
heavyweights Peter Sidirourgos and Zeljko "Steve''
Police have made their first arrests
under tough new anti-bikie
legislation.The two Odin's Warriors
were arrested in Cairns
In May, a
newly-opened Burleigh Heads tattoo parlour linked to
the Hells Angels was firebombed.
The Bandidos moved out of their
Mermaid Beach clubhouse at the weekend.
MP who won't bend to bikie rules
Warren Entsch, the federal
member for the north Queensland seat of Leichhardt,
says he wouldn't sell his Harley "for quids" and
will continue to sport his Vietnam Vets motorcycle
club jacket "with a great deal of pride".
Mr Entsch said he could
understand why police and the State Government
wanted to rid Queensland of criminal gangs, but
admits he would be unhappy if he was pulled over by
officers during the statewide bikie blitz.
"I would be disappointed if I
was pulled over and put through the wringer," Mr
"I understand where they're
coming from, but there needs to be a level of
The Vietnam Vets club patron
bought his 1995 Heritage Softail as a present to
himself after winning his first election term in
1996 and loves nothing more than a group ride with
fellow club members.
His comments come as Police
Minister Jack Dempsey and Commissioner Ian Stewart,
who were both in Cairns yesterday, continue to lay
down the bikie law.
MP Warren Entsch says he continue to ride his bike,
continue to wear his motorbike club's jacket and be
upset if he was pulled over by police and put
through the wringer. PIC: Michael Watt