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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1715..


Debate resumed (continuing):

(c) any legislation introduced into the New South Wales Parliament to provide for special powers to combat OMCG;

(d) any other legislative developments internationally that could be of relevance to combating organised crime groups in the Territory and any available evidence as to the efficacy and operation of such legislation; and

(e) the human rights issues raised by legislation that provides for mechanisms similar to those contained in the South Australian legislation that allow for the banning of certain organisations in circumstances where a sufficient nexus can be established between the organisation and criminal activity; and

(3) resolves that this advice be provided to the Assembly by the last sitting day in June 2009.

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (5.37): I move:

Omit all words after "Assembly", substitute:

"(1) notes:

(a) current community concerns regarding the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCG) and apparent gang related violence in some Australian cities;

(b) the relatively low level of OMCG membership and associated criminal activity in the ACT;

(c) the involvement of OMCG in organised crime in Australia and overseas;

(d) the recommendations and outcomes of the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management—Police Senior Officers Working Group;

(e) the Prime Minister's First National Security Statement of 4 December 2008; and

(f) the current inquiry into the legislative arrangements to outlaw serious and organised crime groups by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission;

(2) resolves that the Government provide advice to the Assembly on:

(a) the nature and operation of existing Territory laws used to combat organised crime groups and any proposed review of such laws;

(b) issues arising from the South Australian Serious and Organised Crime (Control) Act 2008 including any available early evidence as to its operation and efficacy in reducing organised criminal activity;


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