NSW: Call for NSW to follow SA's bikie gang legislation
23 Mar 2009 2:38 AM
New South Wales should follow South Australia's example and introduce tough legislation to dismantle criminal bikie gangs.
The call comes as a man was bludgeoned to death in a daylight attack at Sydney Airport's Qantas terminal yesterday afternoon .. involving 15 men from rival bikie gangs which was witnessed by up to 50 horrified passengers.
NSW Opposition Leader BARRY O'FARRELL says the horrific episode in Sydney must finally force Premier NATHAN REES to stop standing by and doing nothing .. as criminal bikie gang members murder each other in broad daylight in public .. putting the wider community at risk
Mr O'FARRELL says society needs to completely break up bikie gangs .. and police must have the powers and resources needed to end their reign of terror.
SA's Serious and Organised Crime Control Act are designed to dismantle criminal bikie gangs by declaring membership or association with outlawed clubs, illegal.
The act also includes new charges, which carry up to 10 years jail for bikie club members and their associates who engage in group violence.
Yesterday's attack happened the same day a drive-by shooting in Sydney's west sent two men to hospital .. with police investigating if warfare between outlaw motorcycle gangs is to blame.
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