Harsh new laws to stymie the spread of bikie gangs in Queensland will see members of such groups barred from working on construction sites by the second half of 2015 despite the extension of an ongoing trade union inquiry.

The Newman state government has confirmed that new licensing restrictions slated to come into effect on July 2 will prohibit both members and associates of bikie gangs from engaging in work on construction sites in Queensland. The ban on bikies in the building industry was originally scheduled to come into effect at the…