'Bikie laws open to abuse, says law expert' | Law

'Bikie laws open to abuse, says law expert'

Associate Professor Alex Steel speaks to The Sydney Morning Herald (20 February 2012) about how the new bikie laws could be selectively enforced by police to discriminate.

New laws designed to help police break up bikie gangs are open to abuse because they allow police to punish anyone who associates with people who have been convicted of a criminal offence in the past, a legal expert warns.

Alex Steel, an associate professor of criminal law at the University of NSW, said the planned legislation could be selectively enforced by police to discriminate, including against people in Aboriginal communities.

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