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Case Study 3: Australia and the Visibility Model

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The fifth chapter presents the findings from the research in Australia, combining interviews with experts and law enforcement with document analysis to build a discourse around the Australian federal and national policing systems against mafia and organised crime. The two historical focuses of the chapter are the events surrounding the criminalisation of Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs and those surrounding the movements and settling of the Calabrian ‘ndrangheta in the country. This chapter considers visibility as the core category to explain the policing models against mafia and organised crime in Australia, by looking at the criminalisation of criminal associations and the other main responses to the threats of organised crime in the country.

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  • Australia
  • Bikies
  • Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs
  • ‘ndrangheta
  • Proscribed associations

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    Attorney’s General Department Commonwealth Police investigation into migrant activity – General [organised crime, Mafia, criminal intelligence; 18 pp] Contents range 14 August 1964–October 1964 Series numberA432 Control symbol 1964/2403 Barcode 1111198.

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    Attorney’s General Department Commonwealth Police investigation into migrant activity – General [organised crime, Mafia, criminal intelligence; 18 pp] Contents range 14 August 1964–October 1964 Series number A432 Control symbol 1964/2403 Barcode 1111198.

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    Italian Criminal Society – complicity in the distribution of forged currency Contents range 1964–1986 Series number A432 Control symbol 1968/2173 Access status Open with exception Barcode 3190972.

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    Commonwealth Police investigation into migrant activity – General [organised crime, Mafia, criminal intelligence; 18 pp] Contents range 14 August 1964–October 1964 Series numberA432 Control symbol 1964/2403 Barcode 1111198.

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    Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) Amendment Act 2013, section 60A. CODA introduced a new criminal offence: Participants in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places. This offence relies on a list created by CODA, which is now part of the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld).

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Sergi, A. (2017). Case Study 3: Australia and the Visibility Model. In: From Mafia to Organised Crime. Critical Criminological Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53568-5_5

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