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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…

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”

MTAQ – More Testing Needed for Quad Bike Safety

In the first half of 2020, a massive boom in sales of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) waswitnessed across Australia, following the announcements by Honda, Yamaha andPolaris to exit the Australian market due to the new safety compliance standardsintroduced by the Federal Government. 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”

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