New laws which aim to make it easier for police to break up outlaw motorcycle gangs will come into force this weekend.

The laws will allow police to apply to the courts to have organisations such as bikie gangs declared 'criminal organisations'.

Members of those organisations could then face orders preventing them from associating with each other.

The Attorney general Michael Mischin says all bikie groups will be targeted.

"By the ability to declare organisations criminal organisations and to attack those who are associated with those organisations, that are part of them, we will turn their strength against them, and make it difficult for them to function," he said.

Deputy Commissioner Chris Dawson says once the declaration has been made, police will act to disrupt the criminal activities of bikies.

"Those persons would not be able to go to certain places such as a club house," he said.

"They would not be able to associate with other known members of such a declared organisation and there are severe penalties that the act sets out between two years imprisonment or, in some aggravated circumstances, they could receive up to 20 years jail."

 

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