Bike gang members on the Gold Coast dodge laws by pretending to “disassociate” for the time being:
Cunning Gold Coast bikies have publicly declared themselves not to be bikies to skirt tough laws banning them from associating with each other.
… Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said many bikies, particularly former Bandidos, had dropped the title but not the association.
“Since the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment laws were introduced we have seen many power players claim to be disassociated,” he said.
“They say they are no longer bikies and continue to meet without fear of strict laws.”