A High Court challenge to Queensland's controversial
anti-bikie laws is being lodged in Brisbane.
The United Motorcycle Council (UMC), which represents 17
Queensland clubs, is behind the challenge being lodged on
Wednesday and taking aim at the most contentious aspects of
Hells Angels member Stefan Kuczborski is the public face of
the challenge, which will argue the laws are an attack on
personal freedom and undermine the power of the judiciary.
The laws, introduced in October, impose mandatory prison
sentences on gang members, and restrict their ability to meet
Jailed bikies are also forced to serve their time in solitary
confinement and wear pink jumpsuits.
The laws also ban bikies from working in a range of
industries, and make it a crime for three or more patched
members to gather in public.
The High Court challenge will contest the retrospective
nature of the laws, which apply to any Queenslander who has
ever been a motorcycle club member.
Thousands of Rebels bikies around the world were asked to
chip in $50 each for a $500,000 fighting fund to pay for the
Mr Baffsky, Mr Kuczborski and UMC spokesman Mick Kosenko are
due to hold a press conference at noon (AEST).