REPORTS of the predicted consolidation and growth of bikie gangs into super gangs is both frightening and worrying.
Frightening in that the potential for criminality of these outlaw gangs will be greatly multiplied.
Worrying in that it seems the police and the Government are doing nothing to prevent the phenomenon.
Last year the Government went to great lengths to show it was being proactive in the face of the danger represented by bikie gangs, forcing through legislation designed to facilitate cracking down on this cancer in society.
It hung tough in the face of opposition by biker groups, misguided civil libertarians and even the Opposition LNP.
Attorney-General Cameron Dick said the law was necessary to prevent Queensland becoming a safe haven for such gangs.
The law, passed almost a year ago, cleared the way for outlaw motorcycle gangs to be declared criminal organisations -- which they are -- and for members to have their movements restricted with control orders.
However since then police and government have sat on their hands and done nothing.
Consolidation is a well-documented first step in the process of super bikie gangs forming.
The phenomenon of proliferation, expansion and consolidation was first identified and studied in the US and Canada in the '70s and '80s.