Media Release – Future Victorian Farmers (VFF) leadership join Federal Agriculture Minister disagreeing with the NFF position on quad bikes

As many are aware the Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar tabled the Consumer Goods (Quad Bikes) Safety Standard 2019 on 10 October 2019, which mandates the fitting of Operator Protection Devices (OPDs) to all new quad bikes sold in Australia. The standard does NOT apply to in-excess of 700,000 second-hand quad bikes currently in use.
The action is against internationally peer reviewed science and Coronial Inquest recommendations that argue OPDs can make quad bikes less safe across key occupations and a raft of on-farm tasks. Hence every respected international manufacturer has left Australia.

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