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Nomads bikies gather in Canberra for national meeting

A photograph of bikies standing arm-in-arm with their colours on has been posted on social media, in something of a show of defiance to anti-consorting laws.

Up to two dozen Nomads OMCG members gathered in Canberra at the weekend where the photo was taken. 

The powerful Strike Force Raptor and its strict anti-consorting laws mean bikies can no longer gather together in NSW or Queensland, forcing them to head off to the nation’s capital.

Moudi Tajjour, a former vice president of the group and convicted killer, posted the image and a series of others to Instagram from the weekend’s celebrations.

 

More than two dozen Nomads OMCG members gathered in Canberra for a national meeting at the weekend (Moudi Tajjour is seen standing to the right of national president Mick Clarke) 

Anti-consorting laws in New South Wales mean bikies can not be seen together, but Tajjour (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia the weekend's gathering was not a taunt to police

Anti-consorting laws in New South Wales mean bikies can not be seen together, but Tajjour (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia the weekend’s gathering was not a taunt to police

A senior member of the NSW Police told The Daily Telegraph the bikie meeting would not have been allowed outside of Canberra.

‘There is no way they would get away with taking a photo like that or riding around in Sydney,’ the officer said.

It’s understood Tajjour was invited as a guest of honour to the weekend’s event and stood arm-in-arm with national president Michael Clarke for the large group photo. 

Another photo showed the Nomads life member posing alongside the current vice president and a chapter sergeant at arms.

But the gathering of Nomads was in no way intended to be a symbolic taunt to NSW Police, the now retired bikie enforcer told Daily Mail Australia.

‘We were not trying to taunt police at all… wtf?’ Tajjour said.

‘We seriously weren’t. We were simply catching up with our brothers to party and get together.’

Tajjour has previously revealed how he is the youngest ever member to join Nomads OMCG, being taken into the group when he should still have been in school.

Last year he revealed how times had changed inside Australia’s OMCGs, describing it as becoming more like professional sport as MCs buy members into the group. 

Tajjour (centre) poses for a photo with the Nomads national vice president (right) and a North Coast chapter sergeant-at-arms (left). Tajjour is the youngest ever member of the Nomads having joined the MC at the age of just 15

Tajjour (centre) poses for a photo with the Nomads national vice president (right) and a North Coast chapter sergeant-at-arms (left). Tajjour is the youngest ever member of the Nomads having joined the MC at the age of just 15

Tajjour (left) smiles as he pans the camera around the Nomads OMCG headquarters in the ACT

Tajjour is the youngest ever member of the Nomads having joined the MC at the age of just 15

Tajjour (left) smiles as he pans the camera around the Nomads OMCG headquarters in the ACT

‘It’s totally different. These days you get your colours straight away, back in my day it was a minimum 12 months as a nominee,’ the heavily-tattooed bikie told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I was 15 years old – the youngest bikie to ever join a club – but I was a nominee for 16 months because I kept punching on with members, so my cousin Sam Ibrahim kept taking my colours.

‘You’d get put in a circle and have a crack with the boys for a few minutes, and if you didn’t drop your guard and fought until you got knocked out, you’d get your colours.

‘You’d come into the clubhouse and they’d say: “It’s on now, are you sure you want to do this? How much do you want your colours?”… and you’d punch on with hard men, but you’d earn your colours the right way.’

Tajjour (right) briefly married Salim Mehajer's sister Sanaa (left) last year

Tajjour (right) briefly married Salim Mehajer’s sister Sanaa (left) last year

Just hours earlier Turnbull had taken a selfie at the same lookout with his wife Lucy, son Alex and daughter Daisy

Just hours earlier Turnbull had taken a selfie at the same lookout with his wife Lucy, son Alex and daughter Daisy

With all eyes in the nation’s capital still fixed on politics last week, the group even bid a cheeky farewell to a departing Prime Minister at the weekend.

‘Malcolm Turnbull we came to Canberra to say “bye to ya”,’ Tajjour laughed in one of his videos.

Just hours earlier Turnbull had taken a selfie at the same lookout with his wife Lucy, son Alex and daughter Daisy. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk