Bleijie not a fan of VLAD law ‘stitch-up’
MEMBER for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie has labelled the State Government's review into VLAD laws as nothing more than a "stitch-up".
The former Attorney-General and current Shadow Police Minister said he believed the State Government's taskforce review due to be finalised by December would be the catalyst for a return of organised crime.
"My concern is that the red carpet's being rolled out for criminal gangs, not just bikie gangs," Mr Bleijie said.
"As Shadow Police Minister... I can tell you the biggest concern the police have is the government is repealing the laws- the review is a complete stitch-up."
Mr Bleijie's thoughts were supported by Member for Buderim Steve Dickson, who questioned the move after Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath's response to his question on notice in July.
"A high-level Taskforce has also been established to review and advise how best to replace or amend the suite of laws introduced by the former Government aimed at disrupting criminal organisations, in particular outlaw motorcycle gangs ... in late 2013," Ms D'Ath said.
"This suite of laws included the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013."
Ms D'Ath said new laws would be expertly made in the "best interests of Queensland families" with the current VLAD laws to remain in place until new legislation was introduced.
Mr Dickson said he was disappointed by plans to overturn what he said were "extremely successful" laws.