Last Sunday afternoon there was a brawl between members of two rival bikie gangs at Sydney Airport. One of them was bashed to death on the land side of the security gates.
Amongst officials there has been much attempting to shift the blame and denial of the seriousness of the implications of the event (here, here, here and here). There have also been calls for legislation to make such gangs illegal if they are found to be criminal enterprises or groups, much the same as legislation to that end in South Australia.
My solution is much simpler.
Ban the sale and possession of any motorbike with an engine capacity larger than 250 cubic centimetres within the borders of the State of New South Wales.
The NSW State government can institute a fair buy back policy to compensate owners of craft larger than that. The State Government can offset some of the cost by reselling the craft thus acquired interstate and overseas.
The result will be that no bikie gang member will ride a motorcycle on the roads of New South Wales because it would be too shameful to be seen riding a small motorcycle. So they will go elsewhere if they want to remain a member of a bikie gang.