Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Crikey, they're tapping Bikie!

Australia - Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland says the Commonwealth Government will consider changing the federal law governing phone taps in a bid to help states crack down on bikie gangs and organised crime.

Mr McClelland says he will discuss the need for a nationally consistent framework to tackle bikie gangs when he meets with the state attorneys-general next month.

The current laws say phones can be tapped if police suspect someone of a crime which could attract a seven-year jail sentence, but Mr McClelland says that could be lowered to five years. (