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PostSubject: Protest Rally Against Unfair CTP Increases   Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:38 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Office workers, mums, dads, motorcycles and scooters
to converge on Parliament

Changes to the NSW Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme on July 1st this year, saw motorcycle and scooter riders slugged with outrageous price increases. Some riders are facing increases of nearly 100%. This is despite a dramatic decrease in fatalities since 1995. Car drivers are now also beginning to question the CTP scheme.

•FACT: In 1995 there were 8.9 motorcycle fatalities per 10,000 registered motorcycles in NSW.

•FACT: In 2008 there were 3.7 motorcycle fatalities per 10,000 registered motorcycles in NSW.

There are almost 168,000 registered motorcycles in NSW and half a million motorcycle licence holders. There are more motorcycles and scooters on the road than ever and the road toll is going down. “With more bikes on our roads, we will continue to see a marked reduction in congestion, pollution and parking problems, especially in major cities like Sydney” the Chairman of the Motorcycle Council of NSW (MCC of NSW), Rob Colligan stated today. “But instead of promoting greener transport, motorcycles and scooters are being financially driven off the roads with massive increases in CTP premiums.”

The MCC of NSW is therefore calling upon all motorcycle and scooter owners, along with motorcycle industry representatives to converge on Parliament House at 12 noon on August 31st to protest this unfair and unjustified money-grab on one of the greenest forms of transport on our roads. “It is time for our political leaders to come clean on why they do not recognize motorcycles and scooters as unique and independent road users, instead of treating us as some sort of small car or some sort of problem,” Colligan said. “The Motorcycle Council of NSW would like to apologise to the people of Sydney for any inconvenience our protest may cause, but it is time for us all to stand up and be counted.”

The MCC of NSW has invited the Premier of NSW to address the protest, yet only the Shadow Minister for Roads, Andrew Stoner, has accepted the invitation. “The government can ensure insurance company profits do not undermine the CTP scheme and it is time for the Kenneally Government to answer to the people of NSW the hard question, of what is wrong with our CTP Scheme.” Colligan said.

THE MCC of NSW
United we ride - Divided we walk


For further information and all media enquiries please contact:

Rob Colligan – Chairman MCC of NSW

0401227731


The Motorcycle Council of NSW(MCC of NSW) was established in 1982 is the state’s pre-eminent motorcycle advisory group and represents 40,000 motorcycle riders from 38 social clubs and motorcycling organisations.


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PostSubject: Re: Protest Rally Against Unfair CTP Increases   Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:42 pm

If you are able to cut and paste the above release into a word doc and print copies off, for placing on any bike you see and for handing out on any rides you go on, it would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Protest Rally Against Unfair CTP Increases   Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:27 pm

will do my best to support it
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PostSubject: Re: Protest Rally Against Unfair CTP Increases   Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:23 am

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