At least a dozen Bandido jackets as well as all club insignia were handed over yesterday to the Bosscher Lawyers office in Brisbane. The handover comes in response to recent legislation passed by the Queensland Government in an effort to crackdown on motorcycle gangs.
In response to the handover, Mr Bosscher stated that ‘The Government has passed laws which they don’t want to offend and for that reason, this is one of the steps they are taking to ensure they comply with these laws,”.
Those laws include the listing of 40 clubhouses across Queensland which bikies are now not allowed to set foot inside, even to pick up belongings. Bikies are now also prevented from riding in groups, entering a hotel in club colours or owning tattoo parlours.
Failure to adhere to these laws could result in being imprisoned in a proposed bikie-only prison. A facility that would restrict inmates to their cells for 23 hours a day, and will not feature television or gym equipment.
Additional laws also now mean that should a club member be found guilty of an offence such as drug trafficking, dangerous driving or assault, they will face an additional 15 years in prison. Club office bearers will be sentenced to an additional 10 years on top of that.