High Court reserves decision on anti-bikie VLAD laws
THE AUSTRALIAN High Court has reserved its decision on the validity of Queensland's controversial anti-bikie laws.
The challenge to the State Government's suite of laws introduced under the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act wrapped up in Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon.
The nation's best legal minds packed into a Brisbane courtroom for the past two days to argue the validity of the legislation.
Hells Angel bikie Stefan Kuczborski, who is the face of the United Motorcycle Council of Queensland funded challenge, claims the laws are unjust and invalid.
He claims aspects of the legislation which were being challenged included extended prison terms for bikies, bans on members of declared criminal organisations meeting in public and solitary confinement for jailed gang members.
The Commonwealth Attorney-General and Attorneys-General of New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory have joined forces with Queensland to help defend the laws.
It is understood if the case is upheld, aspects of the laws, if not the entire legislation, is expected to be rolled out nationally in supporting states.