A ban on bikies in gang
colours entering clubs and pubs in
Sydney's notorious Kings Cross could be
extended to other NSW trouble spots.
Commissioner Andrew Scipione didn't
specify which areas might also be
subject to a ban.
said he had been assured by Police
Minister Michael Gallacher that police
would have the government's backing if
they wanted to take wider measures.
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minister said to me if we need any
assistance like this anywhere else, then
I should bring a case to him and let me
assure you that we will," Mr Scipione
Scipione said the ban, which was sought
by Kings Cross police last September,
would specifically address issues in the
one size fits all," he said.
this stage the request by police
specifically related to events which had
taken place in the Cross ... and the
advice we've received today is that the
bans that we've asked for will be
certainly imposed in and around that
Kings Cross area."
Barry O'Farrell announced the ban on
government stepped in to adopt the ban
after the police submission was rejected
by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and
had proposed instead that hotel and club
operators act voluntarily to refuse
admission to uniformed bikies.
Association of NSW (PANSW) said the OLGR
decision was "stupid" and amounted to
"pandering to the interests" of bikie
has shown complete disregard for public
safety," PANSW president Scott Weber
said in a statement.
Gallacher said banning uniformed bikies
would show the gangs they could not take
over an area.
history of outlaw motorcycle gangs is
all about territory and all about
individual gangs controlling the street
in a particular area," Mr Gallacher
wearing of the colours is basically the
display of a flag. It basically says we
are here en masse and this is our
territory, and we cannot have that."
O'Farrell said the ban would be enforced
under Liquor Act provisions prohibiting
people from entering licensed premises
while wearing outlaw motorcycle gang or
organised crime gang clothing or
ought to be allowed to go out and have
and enjoyable and peaceable night in a
pub or a club without that venue being
taken over by one gang or another," he