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Outlaws: The Truth about Australian Bikers

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Adelaide is regarded as the biker capital of Australia, and ten years ago, SA Premier Mike Rann declared himself the nemesis of the biker community, committed to putting the clubs out of business with draconian new laws.

Bikers have rarely explained themselves, wearing their outcast status as a badge of honour. But in 2005, Adam Shand went inside the world of the outlaws to
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Allen Unwin (first published October 26th 2011)
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Steve Mcquade
Great book...a little all over the place in terms of structure but definitely a reminder not believe everything you hear in the media on this topic.
Roger
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Adam Shand is a writer who specializes in books about "true crime" - the type of books that use tabloid language to create a story that will hopefully sell, while entertaining on the way - the non-fiction version of airport fiction, easy to digest, and mostly forgettable.

Outlaws is a book of this genre, but one which, in between stories of fights, club runs and strippers, follows the story of a little known but very important stoush between governments and courts, with the biker clubs stuck in
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Maggie
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Two and a half stars.

This book makes the point that large groups of men, collected together under identical colours, in groups which are difficult to enter and which rely on secrecy and absolute loyalty, which society regards with awe, and which have a link with crime are not always bikies. They are also AFL clubs and the Catholic Church.

It shows Media Mike Rann, former South Australian Premier, in poor light, as a politiican who relied too heavily on law and order issues and community fear to
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Apr 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Quite insightful , makes you understand that most public panic is usually created by biased journalists
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