Prominent Queensland civil liberties lawyer Terry O'Gorman and heavily bearded former bikie Russell ''Camel'' Wattie normally wouldn't be embracing the same pursuits on their weekend.
O'Gorman is a criminal defence lawyer and a spokesman for civil liberties in Queensland while Wattie is a convicted kidnapper, one-time member of the Outcasts bikies and former spokesman for a motorcycle group association.
This weekend, however, the pair will be doing the same thing - furiously poring over Queensland's radical and highly controversial new laws aimed at crushing outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Wattie, now an independent consultant for motorcycle gangs, warns the laws are going to cost the Queensland government millions of dollars to enforce after the bikies launch legal challenges.
O'Gorman says the laws, which include the threateningly named ''Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill'', are ''ludicrous and unjust'' and a distraction from the Queensland government's failure to properly resource police.
He has criticised the architect of the changes, Queensland's 31-year-old Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, as being a conveyancing law specialist who is inexperienced and out of his depth.
And he says they are the most extreme laws introduced in Queensland's Parliament, eclipsing some of those passed during the era of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Both men have been in contact and are working out strategies of dealing with the laws to protect what they say are the rights of Queenslanders.
''It will probably be called a bikie manual as to how to deal with Judge Jarrod,'' O'Gorman says of his work, which he is doing in his role as president of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties.
The alliance is just one of many emerging this week after anti-bikie legislation was passed in Queensland to crack down on the state's bikie gangs.
Premier Campbell Newman's government proposed the laws following a large bikie gang brawl at a Gold Coast restaurant last month that allegedly led to gang members besieging a local police station and demanding the release of members.
In a marathon sitting of Parliament one day this week, the government rushed through numerous reforms.
These included a range of heavy penalties for bikies - jail terms of up to 25 years in some cases and 15 years of mandatory jail if found to be ''vicious lawless associates''.
A criminal gangs' disruption amendment was also passed, which seeks to ban 26 motorcycle clubs where members will be prevented from attending club houses and associating in groups of three or more, and also from promoting or recruiting for the clubs.
Despite widespread condemnation from legal experts as diverse and experienced as former NSW director of public prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery and former High Court judge Murray Gleeson, Bleijie and the Newman government defiantly state the laws are what Queensland needs.
''The reason we did this is simple,'' Bleijie told Parliament. ''We needed the police to have both the monetary and legislative resources - the full force of the law and support behind them.''
In response to calls by the Labor opposition for Bleijie to be removed, Newman said: ''This Attorney-General has had the ticker and guts to actually stand up to the entrenched interests right across the state without fear or favour.''
The laws sparked a quick reaction from bikie gangs on Friday. Some were said to have resigned from their clubs and hired lawyers.
In one case, the lawyer of Brisbane-based prominent Bandido life member Mario Vosmaer told ABC News his client had quit the club and was in the process of closing the chapter.
Some members from the Finks, Rebels and Nomads were also reported to be quitting.
But O'Gorman warns the complex laws that are likely to be challenged represent a frightening attack on the civil liberties of Queenslanders, on par with some of those from the days of Bjelke-Petersen.
He believes they have bypassed the parliamentary committee system recommended by the Fitzgerald inquiry into corruption, a system that was supposed to allow time for the laws to be examined and all views canvassed.
''There has been no consultation and the only checks and balances, namely the committee system, have been bypassed,'' O'Gorman says.
''It was introduced on Tuesday and passed in one day, a la the Bjelke-Petersen 1977 [anti] street march law. The law has been proclaimed into effect and so as of today the coppers can start implementing it.''
O'Gorman says the judges are not being given any power to vary the sentencing in some cases, and he questions the way all members of the bikie groups are being targeted by the laws.
''Leave aside the Mongols, Finks and the Hells Angels for this argument and consider a significant number of people in bikie clubs do not commit crime. To outlaw all bikie clubs because some commit crime is to say outlaw all lawyers because some steal from clients,'' he says.
He sees another motivation for the Newman government's legal crackdown, claiming that before the bikie brawl last month, the government was facing a backlash from police about under-resourcing.
The backlash, he says, was ignited after a police dog handler was shot on the Gold Coast on September 27 - the second police shooting in 18 months highlighting the lack of police numbers in the region.
''We [at the civil liberties council] had been in the rare position of being in agreement with the police union in saying that for a city that has 9 million visitors per year, the police numbers are inadequate,'' he says.
O'Gorman says the reaction to the bikie incidents has allowed Newman to ''skilfully kill the criticism'' coming his way from the police union over the second police shooting in 18 months''.
But on Friday, a spokesman for Newman said O'Gorman needed ''to decide if he is on the side of criminal motorcycle gangs or on the side of ordinary Queenslanders''.