Public consultation now closed – new outlaw motorcycle gang legislation
Public consultation is now closed for the Organised Criminal Gang Legislation paper, which sets out the Government’s proposals for possible reforms to the Police Offences Act 1935.
The proposals will give police powers to act when outlaw motorcycle gang members attempt to intimidate others by wearing club colours in public, and powers to act when groups of criminals from these gangs associate with each other.
Outlaw motorcycle gangs are significant players in controlling the importation and distribution of drugs into Tasmania. Their business model involves serious violence and drug trafficking and they are constantly trying to expand their numbers in Tasmania to increase their drug trafficking network.
Submissions closed on 11 May 2018.
Submissions have be published at www.police.tas.gov.au/outlaw-motorcycle-gangs/submissions/
Following this, the legislation is expected to be drafted and tabled in State Parliament in June.