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