Looks like NSW is getting bikie laws simlar to those in SA...... NSW rushes in bikie law Andrew Clennell and Alexandra Smith (SMH.com.au) April 2, 2009 http://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw-rushes-in-bikie-law-20090401-9jw4.html NSW Premier Nathan Rees introduced his anti-bikie legislation into the legislative assembly today. He told parliament: "The legislation is a proportionate response to an escalation in violence [involving] outlaw motorcycle gangs.'' He said "sensibly and prudently'' the Bill had been subject to advice from the Solicitor-General and he had been assured it would not be able to be successfully challenged in the High Court. "Ten days ago bikie gangs crossed the line,'' he said of the attack at Sydney Airport in which Anthony Zervas was killed. "Since then there have been frequent shootings in public streets. "These are tough and well constructed laws. They aim to give no second chance to those [who are part] of an illegal gang.'' The laws would allow the police commissioner to go to the Supreme Court to apply for control orders against the members of gangs which had been declared illegal. The surprise move comes just two days after he warned the laws might not be in place until June. But it is understood that several ministers, including the Deputy Premier, Carmel Tebbutt, raised concerns in cabinet about introducing the legislation so quickly, but a source quoted the Premier as saying: "What if someone else gets shot before we push these through?" The laws passed a special caucus meeting this morning following last night's cabinet meeting. Under the new laws, members of gangs who associate with each other after their gang is declared a "criminal organisation" by a Supreme Court judge would be charged immediately. They would face at least two years in jail and would not have any warnings before being charged. Mr Rees announced the laws on Sunday but immediately warned that he did not want to introduce them until he could be confident they would not face a High Court challenge, which is under way in South Australia. The laws are likely to face opposition in caucus this morning. Some MPs are worried that the laws are too draconian and would unfairly find people guilty by association. One MP warned the bill would not win the support of caucus unless significant changes were made. "The bill was modelled on the South Australian bill and it does have some constitutional problems. I don't know how that is being sorted out in NSW," the MP said.