organisations are meeting to
discuss a fightback against
new laws. Source: News
OUTLAW bikie gangs have been meeting
secretly to plan a fightback against
new laws and police raids.
Finks enforcer Mick
MacPherson, whose luxury Eureka Tower
apartment was raided by police last
Friday, is touted to become the official
spokesman for the United Motorcycle
Council Victoria (UMCV).
It will represent most of
the 28 motorcycle clubs across the
Notorious bikie gangs
including Hells Angels, Bandidos,
Comancheros and Rebels are on the
Police sources say it is
seeking legitimacy by recruiting
law-abiding clubs such as the God Squad
and Vietnam Veterans.
The Herald Sun
can reveal MacPherson and members from
other clubs are meeting fortnightly and
reporting to other bikies around the
At its last meeting at a
Brighton hotel, members of the newly
formed UMCV abused and threatened staff
and police had to be called.
At a court hearing on
Friday, MacPherson was given bail by a
magistrate after he was arrested during
raids on the Finks' Port Melbourne
clubhouse and his rented luxury 38th
floor apartment with panoramic views
across the city.
Police executing the
search warrant allegedly discovered gun
paraphernalia and also found MacPherson
was suffering from a gunshot wound to
Police, assisted by the Echo Taskforce,
are investigating MacPherson over a
1.1kg stash of cocaine that entered the
country in August.
It was seized from air
freight, which arrived in Sydney about
the same time as MacPherson was shot in
the stomach and turned up at a Victorian
MacPherson refused to
co-operate with investigators about his
The martial arts expert
was said to be annoyed the shooting had
interrupted his "ultimate fighting
MacPherson arrived in
Melbourne last month from Adelaide after
a battle with the South Australian
Government over anti-bikie laws.
He was placed on a
control order as part of that state's
crackdown, but was instrumental in
having the laws scrapped in a legal row
that reached the High Court.
Victoria did not
introduce anti-association laws, which
were considered unconstitutional.
But the State Government
is working towards a suite of laws to
clamp down on outlaw motorcycle clubs
involved in organised crime.
Premier Ted Baillieu
campaigned for tougher laws at the last
election to deter bikie clubs from
setting up in Victoria, declaring the
state had become a haven for bikies
fleeing other states.
spokesman Russell "Camel" Wattie said
the Victorian council was preparing to
fight for their "rights".
"Yes that's right,
they're established and meeting
fortnightly," he said.
"They're talking about
issues down there to fight Ted
Baillieu's hard line.
"They are noticing an
increase in police attention.
" We need to be prepared
... as soon as the government makes a