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New Zealand gang to be outlawed in Queensland

New Zealand gang Mongrel Mob will be outlawed in Queensland, Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath has told estimates hearings.

Ms D'Ath said the gang would be declared an identified organisation, with the declaration to be approved by Governor in Council on Thursday.

She said the gang was described as one of the most fearsome in the world.

"The police commissioner has advised there is evidence of Mongrel Mob activity in Queensland and we are acting to prevent it from establishing a foothold in the state," Ms D'Ath said.

"This is an organisation with the attributes of an outlaw motorcycle gang with violent initiation processes, Nazi insignia and motto and members who outside Queensland have been involved in murder, armed robberies, extortion, home invasion, firearms and drug offences."

Ms D'Ath said police had advised Mongrel Mob members had displayed their colours in public in Brisbane, Logan, Rockhampton and the Gold Coast.

There are now 28 entities, including Bandidos, The Finks and the Rebels, which have been declared as identified organisations.

Current laws allow police to stop bikie gangs from wearing colours in public, shut down clubhouses and seize prohibited items.

Organised Crime Gangs Group's Detective Superintendent Roger Lowe said Mongrel Mob members would not be allowed to wear their colours or logos in public.

Last month, Ms D'Ath named Dutch bikie gang Satudarah as an "identified organisation.

Police believe there are 700 patched outlaw motorcycle gang members in Queensland, according to an answer to a question on notice tabled during estimates.

The number of "consorting" warnings issued by police increased from 230 in 2016-17 to 570 in 2017-18, but only one person has been prosecuted for habitually consorting since March 2017.

LNP leader Deb Frecklington said the figures meant bikie gangs were back in business in Queensland.