MRAQ Rider representative group closes down

Rider representation ends as group closes down

Queensland riders now have no official representation to government after the Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland has officially closed. The motion to close was passed at a special meeting of five members on Wednesday night (15 January 2020). The reason was given as a lack of members seeking election to the executive. There is now no …

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How motorcyclists can vote this election

Which ever shade of politics revs you up, there is little on offer from the political parties specifically for motorcyclists in this federal election. MotorbikeWriter does not support any one politician or party, so we approached them all, asking for their motorcycle-specific policies as we have done in previous federal elections. This time we only …

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handlebars petition Burleigh Bars Adrian Reynolds height concern

Handlebar height rules a ‘real concern’

An online petition calling for relaxed handlebar height rules for rider comfort and so lane filtering riders hit fewer car mirrors has been rejected by the Liberal Government, but met with “real concern” by the Federal Labor Opposition. Gold Coast handlebar manufacturer Burleigh Bars Australia started the online petition to scrap the arbitrary limit of …

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Which parties support motorcyclists?

As you go to the polls this weekend, you might wonder which parties and politicians do the most for riders. MotorbikeWriter does not support any one politician or party, so we approached them all, asking for their motorcycle-specific policies. We received several responses, but surprisingly nothing from Rose Tattoo frontman and prominent rider Angry Anderson …

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AMEP candidate Judith Kuerschner with her partner's 2015 BMW 1200 GSA

Candidate says speed cameras ineffective

Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party candidate, motorcycle crash widow and passionate rider Judith Kuerschner says speed cameras are ineffective. “A speed camera is completely ineffective in stopping the fatality that may occur several minutes after a vehicle has sped past. It’s like smacking a dog on the nose for pooping on your lawn two weeks after …

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Shaun Lennard political

Motorcyclists gain a sympathetic political voice

Motorcyclists in Australia have just received a significant political voice with the appointment of Shaun Lennard as a media adviser for the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party’s Senator. Senator Ricky Muir of Victoria says Shaun will bring “extensive experience in a range of areas to my office: in media, motoring, motorcycling – indeed all aspects of …

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