Greetings from London where the news has just reached me that the High Court has tossed out the NSW bikie legislation: smh.com.au – Hells Angel kills NSW anti-bikie laws
Please excuse me a moment of immodesty when I say that I was in a minority of one in the media who said all along that this was going to happen. The media’s overwhelming desire for social conflict and division prevented it from seeing the truth. Attempts to regulate social interaction are beyond the purview of the State Governments. The Queensland laws will also fail and Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu will somehow forget that he’s planning his own laws later this year.
The Australian Constitution, beautiful in its simplicity, rock-solid in its intention, protects us all, even those people we may not like very much. There are plenty of laws to protect the community from wrong doers. We don’t need more laws, we need better ones and better police to enforce them. Congratulations to all members of clubs and their supporters who have gone out of their comfort zones to explain the true nature of their lives.