BY: Dan Oakes
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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Australia - OUTLAW motorcycle gangs are "making a mockery" of the legal system because of the federal government's failure to introduce national anti-bikie laws, says the union representing federal police. The Australian Federal Police Association says bikies are attaining "folk hero status" while state governments struggle to introduce laws to crack down on the increasingly high-profile gangs. In a letter to union members, the national president, Jon Hunt-Sharman, said the federal government had failed to act on a promise to introduce national legislation that would criminalise outlaw motorcycle gangs, allow authorities to seize bikies' assets, and provide for intelligence to be shared by states. Advertisement: Story continues below The gangs, "utilising their vast and suspicious 'unexplained wealth', have been able to successfully challenge various state laws in the High Court and thereby make a mockery of our legal system", Mr Hunt-Sharman writes...
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