Qld government calls for crackdown on bikie gangs

Qld government calls for crackdown on bikie gangs

The Queensland government is calling for tougher bikie laws across the country, to combat gang violence.

Queensland authorities have already pledged $22 million to enable police to deploy an extra 50 officers every day, over the next month.

The crack down follows two fights on the Gold Coast on Friday night, resulting in over 20 gang members being charged.

But Police Minister Jack Dempsey says the problem will not be eliminated unless the rest of Australia follows suit.

He says he’ll meet next week with federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan, to push for all states and territories to replicate Queensland’s laws.

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