The revealing facts on bikie laws and crime in Queensland

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Abstract

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Queensland’s Liberal National government has made law and order – particularly its anti-bikie laws – a key part of its re-election pitch.

The government recently claimed that “Criminal Gang laws (are) keeping Queenslanders safer” and that they have driven a general decrease in crime.

Yet when you compare those claims against Queensland’s crime statistics, something soon becomes clear: the spin and the statistics tell two different stories.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2015

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