A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on another website about the threat posed to fundamental rights and freedoms by Australia’s expanding regime of anti-gang laws. These schemes, from control orders to consorting laws to changes to the process of justice, intrude starkly on freedom of association, freedom of movement and equality before the law. Moreover, they are not limited in their terms to bikie gangs, and have already ensnared people with no links to organised crime. This is an issue about which we should all be concerned.
Thanks to Stephen Cooper / The Daily Telegraph for the picture.