New Anti Motorcycle laws in Australia.. VERY DARK INDEED

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by concours, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    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."

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    http://www.accessnorton.com/new-laws-australia-gone-mad-t17745.html
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  2. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    Sounds rather Draconian. What are these "gangs" doing to warrant such a response?
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    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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  4. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Sounds like the authorities over there have watched Mad Max a few too many times.
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  5. cliffy109

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    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. :freaky
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  6. Brian Keith

    Brian Keith Been here awhile

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    :rofl
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  7. Brian Keith

    Brian Keith Been here awhile

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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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    From what I hear, being a young urban biker in the US is being treated like a felony these days.
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  9. robcig

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    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...

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/la...es/story-fni0fee2-1226752402061?link=news.com
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  10. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    And people are scared of Mexico :rofl
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  11. baloneyskin daddy

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    I never ride with more than 3 others anyway,its no fun.:lol3
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    Only if you squid out on a sport bike.
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  13. steveWFL

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    Has the land down under become a socialistic state??? :huh
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    I believe you're thinking of fascism, not socialism. Under socialism, they'd give everybody a bike.
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  15. Gonzoso

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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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  16. rdwalker

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    On a serious note, though - no sarcastic political comments here - I have the impression that Oz is really not that motorcycle friendly.

    I had the pleasure of riding in Victoria a couple of weeks ago and was surprised by how few bikes were there on the road. During a conversation with the rental place staff I found that the licensing laws there are quite onerous. The license is difficult to obtain and the probation period afterwards is many years long.

    It seemed to me to be much more troublesome than European licensing (I'm not comparing to US, since here anyone that breathes and can sign his own name can get a moto license).

    If so, that's a vicious cycle. Cumbersome licensing -> fewer motorcyclists -> fewer citizens to vote and defend their rights -> more difficult licensing.


    Good luck to you guys Down Under, hopefully you'll be able to defeat this new 3-rider ruling.
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  17. Kommando

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    Impossible. Guns are not allowed in Australia.
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  18. G54B

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    Preeeettttyyyyy sure you're taking the piss, but anyway. It's actually pretty easy, if fairly tedious and a bit on the expensive side, to legally own firearms as a civilian in this country, provided you're over 18 years of age and don't have a record. So long as it's not a semi-auto anything, pump shotgun, chambered in .50BMG or a pistol and doesn't hold more than 10 rounds you're golden on a standard Category A+B licence.

    On topic, it amazes me how people don't seem to get the fact that, if you leave the bikies alone, they'll leave you alone. It's the Leb and Asian gangs that are the real problem.
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    Correct, although the Muslim Lebs have now been allowed to run riot within the bikie world and those peace loving people (not), have fucked everything. We heard bugger all about the bikie world ten/fifteen years ago. They had a code that was respected...not today!
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  20. fallingoff

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    I don't know where you get that idea
    plenty of guns in legal private ownership.
    in oz.
    cheers
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