Librarian to challenge bikie laws in the High Court

A LIBRARIAN, a tattoo artist and a bikie with a previous cocaine conviction have become the public faces of a high court challenge to have the State Government's anti-bikie legislation overturned.

The application challenging the laws was filed today in the High Court in Brisbane.

Hells Angel bikie Stefan Kuczborski said outside the court he felt obliged to put up his hand to be the face of United Motorcycle Council of Queensland funded challenge.

He claimed bikies were misunderstood and the Hells Angels were not a danger to the community.

"It is a brotherhood," he said.

"If individuals have committed a crime then that is why we have a criminal justice system.

"We have never been a criminal organisation and never will be."

Mr Kuczborski would not divulge how long he had been a member of the Hells Angels or what was the reason he felt compelled to become the face of the legal challenge.

United Motorcycle Council of Queensland spokesman Mick Kosenko said fighting bikies was a huge waste of taxpayer's money.

"It is the taxpayer's money that is being used to enforce these ridiculous laws," he said.

"It is just throwing money away and it is wrong.

"They should be spending the money on doctors and helping Queensland, not just blowing money for no reason."

Librarian Sally Kuether, who was arrested and charged earlier this year after being caught associating with two criminal gang members, said she was looking forward to seeing if the High Court ruled the laws had gone too far.

She faces a mandatory six months in jail if found guilty.

"I am an ordinary person in the community who has been affected by these laws," she said.

"I hope the High Court challenge can be quickly resolved so I can go back to my normal life."

Sydney-based barrister Wayne Baffsky said the challenge was based on more "than the vibe" - a reference from the popular Australian movie The Castle.

"In some respect we could be challenging the vibe, but no we are not," he said.

"We have taken a number of constitutional points and based on a number of challenges."

One of the Brisbane's leading public relations firms, Cole Lawson Communications, handled the announcement outside the Commonwealth Law Courts with military precision.

The firm, earlier this year, threatened to sue Premier Campbell Newman after he accused them of spreading misinformation and being spin doctors fro criminal bikie gangs.


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