Greens leader Adam Bandt speaks to AFP over Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with ex-bikie

Adam Bandt’s office has confirmed the Greens leader has met with Australian Federal Police to discuss Senator Lidia Thorpe’s undisclosed relationship with a former bikie boss. key points: Police have met with Adam Bandt over his senator’s undisclosed relationship with an ex-bikie Details of hearings attended by Lidia Thorpe while she was in the relationship … Read more

Senator Lidia Thorpe says she has no intention of leaving politics over undisclosed relationship

Victorian Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe has addressed the Senate chamber over her failure to disclose a past relationship with a former bikie while she was sitting on a law enforcement committee, but says she has no intention of leaving politics. Key points: The ABC has revealed Lidia Thorpe was in an undisclosed relationship with a … Read more

The 2014 Sydney murder that led to the dramatic arrest of Comanchero bikie kingpin Tarek Zahed

Youssef Assoum was found shot and stabbed in a residential street just meters from Bankstown Hospital in Sydney’s south-west. Now, eight years later, NSW Police have charged Comanchero bikie kingpin Tarek Zahed with his murder. Just months ago it was Zahed who was left clinging to life after an assassination attempt that killed his brother. … Read more

Descendants bikie brothers face deportation to New Zealand after losing Federal Court appeal

Two brothers who co-founded the now outlawed bikie gang — and helped lead the crusade against South Australia’s anti-gang laws — face being deported to New Zealand after losing a bid to stop their visas being cancelled. Key points: Descendants founders Tom and Perry Mackie had their visas canceled on character grounds They have lost … Read more

Comanchero bikie boss Mark Buddle in police custody facing extradition to Australia

Comanchero boss Mark Buddle has been arrested in Turkey and could face extradition to Australia, local authorities have confirmed. Key points: Buddle was arrested in the Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Sunday Legal proceedings to return him to Australia are continuing Buddle is understood to have been leading the Comancheros while living overseas ABC … Read more

Police find car in search for people who shot former bikie in Melbourne’s north

Police have found a vehicle they say were involved in yesterday’s shooting of a former motorcycle gang member in Melbourne’s north. Key points: The victim was shot multiple times after leaving a funeral on Saturday The shooters carjacked a third vehicle from a woman and her son, which police have now found in the nearby … Read more

Bikies arrested in Sydney police crack down after gangland shooting of Mahmoud Ahmad

A high-ranking bikie boss has been charged as police crack down on organized crime groups across Sydney, with two people arrested on the way to the funeral of crime figure Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad. Key points: “Brownie” Ahmad had a $1 million bounty on his head when he was released from jail six months ago Police … Read more