Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm

Don’t leave lobbying to politicians

Riders and their representative groups need to become political and not leave the lobbying to a few sympathetic politicians, says Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm. He has been a Senator since 2014, addressed the first anti-VLAD protest in 2013 and produced this video of his party’s motorcycle issues and drafted a motorcycle policy for the last election. …

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Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm sentence

Let riders decide, says Lib Dem Senator

Riders should decide their own levels of safety equipment and riding gear, says Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm A Senator since 2014, he is also an avid rider. David addressed the first anti-VLAD protest in 2013, produced this video of his party’s motorcycle issues and drafted a motorcycle policy for the last election. Now he’s issued …

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Import your own motorcycle from 2018

Import your own motorcycle from 2018

Riders will be able to import a new motorcycle or other vehicle from 2018 without having to deal with a dealer so long as the model is not already imported into Australia. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has warned that the Federal Government move will take out the “buyer beware” sentiment, leaving motorists exposed …

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oxley highway rider stress

Lowering speed limits raises stress

Lowering the speed limits on the Oxley Highway as proposed by the NSW Roads and Maritime Services would lead to a potentially dangerous rise in rider stress levels, according to a submission to a Senate inquiry. Long-time motorcycle rider and flight instructor Peter Callil made his scientific submission to the Senate Committee Personal Choice and Community …

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Paul Keyworth says riding should be part of the school curriculum

Riding lessons at school says candidate

Rider and driver education should be part of the national school curriculum and skilled motorists should be allowed to speed, says Online Direct Democracy Party Queensland Senate candidate Paul Keyworth. Paul was a long-time campaigner against the VLAD laws in Queensland and unsuccessfully tried to start the Motorcyclists Australia Party. How, he’s running for the …

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Australian Sex Party Senate candidate Meredith Doig

Sex Party candidate supports motorcycle riders

Consistent national road rules across state borders, scrapping anti-association laws, and introducing a motorcycle safety month are among the election initiatives of Australian Sex Party (ASXP) Senate candidate Dr Meredith Doig. Meredith is a long-time rider, former Secretary of the Federation of Australian Motorcyclists (FAM) and one of several motorcyclists contesting the coming election. The candidate …

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Moving slowly on lane splitting laws

While Australia has largely embraced lane filtering over the past two years, the US has been moving slowly toward lane splitting. In the latest move, Washington would allow motorcyclists to go around cars in slow-moving traffic under a proposal approved by the Senate. They will trial a system until July 31, 2018, where motorcycles can …

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Senator Ricky Muir motorcycle

Stolen motorcycles ‘shipped overseas’

Stolen motorcycles may continue to be shipped out of Australia at an alarming rate after the government rejected moves to help stop the illegal trade. Half of the thousands of motorcycles stolen in Australia every year are never recovered, says Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator for Victoria Senator Ricky Muir. “I suspect many of these end …

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Motorcycle helmet laws raised in Senate

The Australian Senate has been urged to amend the Australia Standard for motorcycle helmets to “reflect the current global market”. Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator Ricky Muir of Victoria has told parliament there are conflicts between some states which restrict helmets to the Australian Standard and other states such as Queensland and Victoria which accept …

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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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