Southern Gold Coast says no to return of bikies

2 Sep 2015 12:06 PMJann Stuckey

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said results from her electorate wide survey demonstrated the community overwhelmingly supported the LNP’s laws, introduced in 2013, to combat organised crime in this state.

“Over 90% of constituents said Labor should not repeal the LNP’s tough laws that effectively disbanded criminal motorcycle gangs on the Gold Coast,” Ms Stuckey said.

“When in government we listened to the fears of residents and the business community by introducing legislation that sent a clear message to these gangs.

“It is extremely disappointing that we have a Labor government hell-bent on playing revenge politics and repealing these laws with no regard for the impact it will have on our neighbourhoods.

“Every single suburb in the Currumbin electorate said that law and order and tackling crime was their number one concern.

Shadow Minister for Police, Jarrod Bleijie MP said, “the laws are working to protect Queenslanders and have led to a dramatic reduction in crime throughout the state.

“Criminals have fled the state and for the first time the police have the tools they need to bust the organised crime racket.

“The government should leave these laws alone,” Mr Bleijie said.

Ms Stuckey said the Palaszczuk Government should visit the Gold Coast and speak to residents and hear first-hand how these laws have had a positive impact on our communities.

“While Labor was soft on crime, the LNP introduced the strongest and most effective laws in the country for dealing with criminal gangs,” Ms Stuckey said.

“An LNP Government is committed to bringing back the criminal gang laws to ensure the safety of all people who live and visit the Gold Coast.”

 [ENDS] 2 September 2010