Cross-jurisdictional review of Australian legislation governing outlaw motorcycle gangs

Lorana Bartels, Max Henshaw, Helen Taylor

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This paper presents a review of the key Australian legislation passed between 2009 and
2019 targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). It identifies the key similarities and
differences across the reforms and provides examples of the legislation being used to disrupt
serious and organised crime activity by OMCGs. It also presents some of the barriers to
effective enforcement of the legislation. There is limited information about the use and
effectiveness of the legislation. The paper considers some of the objections raised in respect
of these measures and suggests future directions for responding to OMCG-related crime.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-360
Number of pages18
JournalTrends in Organized Crime
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

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