No cabinet split on bikies: Palaszczuk
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk denies her cabinet is split on contentious changes to the state's anti-bikie legislation.
The government in April announced its interim response to a task force report on how to alter the former Liberal National Party's (LNP) Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Act.
It has already committed to introducing a new serious organised crime circumstance of aggravation and a consorting offence similar to that which exists in NSW.
But Ms Palaszczuk was on Wednesday forced to hose down News Limited reports that senior ministers were split on how much of the legislation to amend, with some said to be pushing for a pragmatic approach.
"That's not true. Absolutely not true," Ms Palaszczuk said.
"Let me make it very clear: My entire cabinet is 100 per cent committed and focused to having the most robust laws in the nation."
Ms Palaszczuk said she had spoken with NSW Premier Mike Baird to make sure any changes worked across both jurisdictions.
"They will tackle all elements of serious organised crime," she said.
"That means child sexual exploitation, that means fraud, that also means outlaw criminal motorcycle gangs."
Labor's changes are believed to have been thrashed out at cabinet on Monday.
Criticised by civil libertarians as draconian, the LNP's VLAD laws were introduced after an ugly bikie brawl in Broadbeach in 2013.
The legislation forced bikie gangs out of the public eye with tough provisions banning members from gathering in a group of three or more, wearing club colours, or assembling in clubhouses.
It also called for any office bearer convicted of a serious offence to serve an extra 15 to 20 years in jail.
The High Court has previously rejected a challenge to the legislation and the opposition has consistently warned against any move to water it down.
LNP leader Tim Nicholls said the VLAD laws kept Queenslanders safe and helped remove drugs from the streets.
"Those laws empowered the police and made people safe," he said.
"This is a government that is inept, has fallen to fighting amongst themselves and is importantly more interested in itself than it is in delivering jobs for Queenslanders."