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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”

Media Release – Federal Minister for Agriculture joins growing list of senior Morrison MPs and Senators unhappy with quad bike legislation

Save the Quad Bike in Australia Director Craig Hartley, has just briefed the Federal Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud – at the Minister’s request – on the growing quad bike debacle. As many well know the Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar has forced global manufacturers out of Australia, with what many are calling some of theContinue reading “Media Release – Federal Minister for Agriculture joins growing list of senior Morrison MPs and Senators unhappy with quad bike legislation”

Email to Farmers

Quad Bike Manufacturers are leaving Australia. This means bleak times ahead for rural dealers. Agforce in Queensland, Motor Trades Association, Green Shirts Movement and the Beef Council have all walked away from the orchestrator of these measures – the National Farmers Federation (NFF) but WE NEED YOUR HELP!Read more…

Quad Bike safety standard

How can Michael Sukkar promote an engineering solution on safety, that does not have engineering standard, let alone a technical specification? Read more…

MEDIA RELEASE: Dealers contribute funds to fight Scott Morrison as lawyers compare quad-gate fiasco with live export federal court ruling

Preliminary legal advice suggests the decision by the current Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar to force globally respected manufacturers out of Australia – now labeled quad-gate due to the cosy relationships between Ag senior executives and departmental officials in Canberra – has very similar legal precedence to the Federal Court case, Brett Cattle Co v FederalContinue reading “MEDIA RELEASE: Dealers contribute funds to fight Scott Morrison as lawyers compare quad-gate fiasco with live export federal court ruling”

Media Release: Horror 72 hours proves ACCC and NFF strategy on quad bikes is so terribly wrong

The last 72 hours has been sad for families and the sector overall, as two Australians die riding what has been reported to be ATVs. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone associated with both incidents. Save the Quad Bike in Australia founder, Craig Hartley, “Make no mistake, any injury or death is terribleContinue reading “Media Release: Horror 72 hours proves ACCC and NFF strategy on quad bikes is so terribly wrong”

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