The Rule of Law Institute of Australia (RoLIA) has produced a new education resource for secondary students in Queensland to help them understand the laws recently passed to deal with organised crime in Queensland.
The booklet explains aspects of the following issues:
- The VLAD Act for declaring ‘vicious lawless associates’ and the required mandatory sentences
- New anti-association laws for members of criminal organisations associating in public places
- Compulsory examinations and contempt proceedings by the Crime and Misconduct Commission
RoLIA hopes this resource will allow for considered discussion of these laws and the way in which they affect equality before the law in Queensland.