Media Release – ACCC drag feet on official request for serious questions to be addressed on quad bike debacle

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. It was a ridiculous decision; forcing every respected international manufacturer out of Australia. Read more…

Media Release – Morrison Government must now act as Victorian Farmers Federation change direction on Quad Bikes in favour of global manufacturers

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. It was a ridiculous decision; forcing every respected international manufacturer out of Australia. Read more…

Weekly Times – VFF Flips on Quad Bikes

Some great news on the VFF changing tact on the quad bike legislation, this no doubt is a game changer for us in our fight to change the legislation. There are a couple of grey areas that will be addressed in the upcoming week in regards to the comment about the US Consumer Product SafetyContinue reading “Weekly Times – VFF Flips on Quad Bikes”

FCAI comments on latest American study results for operator protection devices on ATVs

On 28th August, the American Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) releasedthe results of a study which evaluated the effectiveness of Operator Protection Devices(OPDs) on All-Terrain Vehicles. Significantly, the CPSC has not made any recommendations for or against the fitmentof OPDs, indicating the study is inconclusive. The Federal Chamber of AutomotiveIndustries (FCAI) agrees with this assessment.Continue reading “FCAI comments on latest American study results for operator protection devices on ATVs”

Letter from ABA (Australian Beef Association) supporting Save the Quad Bike Campaign

The huge majority of the Australian Beef Association strongly support the actions of “Save the Quad Bike in Australia” and strongly resist the actions of various organisations in supporting the Federal Government mandating the compulsory fitting of R.O.P.D’s on quad bikes. Read more…

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

Media Release – Federal Agriculture Minister publicly distances himself from ACCC quad bike debacle

Small to Medium Enterprise Australia (SMEA) CEO Dean Logan, todayapplauded the Federal Ag Minister for his stance to bring respectedglobal manufactures back into Australia as a partner, thereby moresubstantively addressing on-farm safety in and around quad bikes. Read more…