Campbell Newman's number, address leaked

ninemsn staff
9:03am November 4, 2013
November 04, 2013: There are serious concerns this morning for the safety of Queensland Premier Campbell Newman after a video threatening the leader was posted online in wake of tough new laws restricting members of outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's mobile phone number and home address have been published on a social media site, together with his wife Lisa's phone number.

The security breach follows threats by hacktivist group Anonymous saying the premier's campaign against outlaw motorcycle gangs had gone too far.

The leaked personal details were published on a site linked to motorcycle groups in Australia, sparking safety fears among the premier's family, reports Fairfax Media, which elected not to name the website.

The Newman family reportedly received a number of "upsetting" prank phone calls since the details were published at the weekend.

A spokesman for Mr Newman said the security breach was "concerning and regrettable"

"It is particularly distasteful given it involves the Premier's family," the spokesman said.

October 31, 2013: The Queensland Supreme Court judge who is accusing Premier Campbell Newman of bending the courts to his will is leaving an alleged bikie out on bail until lawyers tell him whether the government will back down.

Last Thursday the Australian branch of Anonymous posted an online video saying Mr Newman's new anti-bikie laws, which apply mandatory sentences for members of organisations the government deems as criminal, impinged on civil liberties and represented "creeping fascism".

The group warned Mr Newman to "expect us".

Police are now looking into the video.

Mr Newman meanwhile has vowed to continue his war on bikies.

Source: Brisbane Times

Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Erin Tennant

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