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Old 11-03-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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New Anti Motorcycle laws in Australia.. VERY DARK INDEED

I read this thread over at the Notrun board.. figured it could use some discussion/publicity in a BIGGER forum. This shit just sucks...

"Mate the world has gone mad, looks like I wont be able to enjoy a ride on my Norton with a few mates.

In an attempt to crack down on unlawful motorcycle gangs our state government (Queensland) are about to bring in new laws that will effectively brand all motorcycle riders as unlawful.

They intend to pull over law abiding riders and harass anyone that rides a motorcycle in a group of three or more.

Unless you do the following each and every time you go out for a ride.

"Motorcycle riders will now have to ring a police hotline number if they want to ride in groups of three or more in peace."

http://motorbikewriter.com/2013/10/31/m ... ikie-laws/"




http://www.accessnorton.com/new-laws...ad-t17745.html
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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Sounds rather Draconian. What are these "gangs" doing to warrant such a response?
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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Sounds like the authorities over there have watched Mad Max a few too many times.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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Sounds like the authorities over there have watched Mad Max a few too many times.
I had always assumed Mad Max was fiction but honestly, I have never been to Australia and it now seems as if I was wrong. Clearly it was a documentary and the legislature has just been too busy sobering up to finally pass a law to deal with these gangs.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #6
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #7
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Where does this all come from? Are motorcycle gangs that out of control there? I can't imagine anything being so bad that it requires that level of legislation and micro-managing. The politician's answer to everything, punish everyone instead of dealing with the issue.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #8
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From what I hear, being a young urban biker in the US is being treated like a felony these days.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #9
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Where does this all come from? Are motorcycle gangs that out of control there? I can't imagine anything being so bad that it requires that level of legislation and micro-managing. The politician's answer to everything, punish everyone instead of dealing with the issue.
Only an opinion however, the politicians and lawmakers are running scared.These thugs that consider themselves "motorcyclists", are ruining the culture and brotherhood of the true enthusiasts. Every night there are shootings in Sydney, usually the Middle Eastern Nike Bikies are having it out with dire consequences. Sadly, there are usually innocents that often get in the way! In the eyes of the law, we are now all painted with the same brush...

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Old 11-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #10
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And people are scared of Mexico
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #11
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I never ride with more than 3 others anyway,its no fun.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #12
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From what I hear, being a young urban biker in the US is being treated like a felony these days.
Only if you squid out on a sport bike.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #13
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Has the land down under become a socialistic state???
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:10 PM   #14
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Has the land down under become a socialistic state???
I believe you're thinking of fascism, not socialism. Under socialism, they'd give everybody a bike.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:38 PM   #15
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Wow that's crazy, it must be rough having a tyrannical government that makes up such laws.

Who'd have thought a nation which completely disarmed its citizens would enact laws which further restrict their rights.

I'd think a nation which destroyed all its peoples firearms would now have a violence free existence, therefore needing no new laws.

Does this mean that taking all the legally owned firearms from the citizens doesn't stop all violent crime?
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