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Stripper poles are in new anti-gang laws

AAP logoAAP 13/09/2016

Stripper poles can be confiscated and bikies allowed to become security guards under new anti-gang legislation being proposed by Labor.

Queensland's government introduced new anti-bikie laws to parliament on Tuesday to try to wind back the previous Liberal National Party government's contentious legislation.

But Labor will have to rely on the support of crossbenchers to pass the reforms, which also target organised crimes involving dangerous drugs, child exploitation and sophisticated fraud.

The maximum jail term for child exploitation offences would be increased from 14 to 20 years, while the maximum sentence for dangerous drug trafficking would rise from 20 to 25 years.

The suite of anti-bikie reforms include a new consortium offence similar to NSW and will allow police to confiscate furniture including stripper poles from restricted premises.

They will also repeal the LNP's increased licensing restrictions which barred a person from a range of occupational licenses and certificates merely because of their association with a criminal organisation.

The Serious Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Bill has been referred to a parliamentary committee before debate.

In the meantime, parliament will resume on Wednesday afternoon.

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