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Well it turns out newsletters stopped coming out a couple of years ago. Here is an interesting report from Guy Stanford, one of the MCCNSW's finest:



Date:     Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:03:55


Yesterday, on behalf of AMC, I attended the ACCC's 2018 National Consumer Congress. Some interesting speakers and reports from the ACCC on their action plans.


In general terms, we are consumers and, as we saw with helmets, the Australian Consumer Law is in pretty good shape and with good C'th - State agreements, which enabled much of what was achieved with helmets.


One item worth mentioning is that the ACCC and DOTARS are working together on the Takata airbag recall. Many things come out of this.


One is that DOTARS do not have the legal power to force a compulsory recall. This is the prime reason the airbag recall has taken so long.
It has also caused the ACCC to take a bit of a jaundiced view of the car industry's willingness to sort problems (some good actors, some not so good)


This will be followed up with other items of relevance to us.


Primarily, the making available of service data for very recent vehicles to aftermarket registered workshops.
In many cases, non-factory service shops cannot even reset a service light without access to the dealer networked computer system. (e.g. Mazda dealer demanded $160 to turn off the "service light" on a Mazda after it was serviced by a non-Mazda dealership - it took 5 minutes).


The C'th is looking at increasing the legal powers of DOTARS to allow them to conduct their own compulsory recalls within the vehicle industry, as a kind of "little brother" of the ACCC.


Data protection was big ticket item at the Congress. The work plan for the ACC is (1) Banks, (2) Energy, (3) Telco.


The electricity market arrangements received unanimous panning as unworkable and gouging, with the vulnerable having to pay more.


Data management by software was also on the list with "no privacy as default setting" being the main target.


An excellent presentation on autonomous vehicles was given by Kate Mathews. I commend her publications available from Bond Uni:


http://epublications.bond.edu.au/theses/179/


http://epublications.bond.edu.au/law_pubs/811/


http://epublications.bond.edu.au/law_pubs/764/




Kate first came to our attention during the NTC submission phase on autonomous vehicles in 2016 https://www.ntc.gov.au/media/1457/ntc-discussion-paper-regulatory-options-for-automated-vehicles-may-2016-kate-mathews-bond-university-jul-2016.pdf


The IOT, or "Internet Of Things" is coming at us at high speed.
Autonomous cars are simply a data collecting platform.
AI algorithms are set to know more about us, our habits, whereabouts, etc, then our closest friends or even ourselves.


The problem is with AI algorithms talking to other AI algorithms in a daisy chain, where the various algorithms have inherent bias Already we have two different AI systems at Google, talking to each other in a meta-language that humans cannot yet understand.


I presented in helmets as a case study in market manipulation by sticker and a brief overview of what it took to fix it. They gave me the runner up prize for presentation in the "Soapbox" session (I didn't even know there was a competition, but it's in the ACCC name).


A number of parties came over and talked to me at the next break, seeking assistance on addressing their issues with Standards (including Standards Australia, who appear to have taken the events with helmets on board to re-organise some things)


Overall, the ACCC was encouraging of a strong and dynamic consumer action group and seeking to activate consumers to fight hard on their issues.


The AMC emerged as a sort of poster boy for this, so the AMC has earned some respect from the non-motorcycling community.


Regards,
Guy Stanford
[email protected]
0417661827

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Re: MCCNSW - Motorcycle Council of NSW Newsletters July 2016
« Reply #9 on: 12 Jul 2016, 01:11 PM »
Here are the content pages from the latest newsletter; download the .pdf to get the extra pages of supporter advertising (some great ones in there so it is worth doing) and higher resolution pics / text.

There is some decent content in here, which I will start another topic on. But this newsletter came with the following intro:

 So what’s in it for you?
CTP Changes on their way from the NSW Government and it looks like a stitch up.
New road rules in force from 1 July

What have we been up to? Plenty.

How can you assist? Volunteer.

 
Really worth supporting the NSW MCC efforts by becoming an individual supporter - how about it then? Thank you.

Note this and previous newsletters can be downloaded from http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/326.html
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Re: MCCNSW - Motorcycle Council of NSW Newsletters April 2016
« Reply #8 on: 09 May 2016, 12:53 PM »
Here are the content pages from the latest newsletter; download the .pdf to get the extra pages of supporter advertising (some great ones in their so it is worth doing) and higher resolution pics / text.

Really worth supporting the NSW MCC efforts by becoming an individual supporter - how about it then? Thank you.

Note this and previous newsletters can be downloaded from http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/326.html
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Re: MCCNSW - Motorcycle Council of NSW Newsletters Dec 2015
« Reply #7 on: 02 Feb 2016, 12:34 PM »
Called Dec 2015, but not released until a couple of days ago! This one is the looong story about helmet certification and gives a great picture of what really is needed to get a seemingly simple thing like the ability to buy and use any properly certified helmet in the country. The nett effect should be helmet prices coming down and alternate brands becoming available. We'll see how that one pans out in time, but great work by the hard-working voluntary MCCNSW Comittee. Really worth supporting their efforts by becoming an individual supporter - how about it then? Thank you.

Here are the content pages, download the pdf to get the extra pages of supporter advertising (some great ones in their so it is worth doing) and higher resolution pics / text.

Note this and previous newsletters can be downloaded from http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/326.html
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Re: MCCNSW - Motorcycle Council of NSW Newsletters Sept 2015
« Reply #6 on: 02 Feb 2016, 12:27 PM »
And here is the other errant one...

Here are the content pages, download the pdf to get the extra pages of supporter advertising (some great ones in their so it is worth doing) and higher resolution pics / text.

Note this and previous newsletters can be downloaded from http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/326.html
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Re: MCCNSW - Motorcycle Council of NSW Newsletters June 2015
« Reply #5 on: 02 Feb 2016, 12:25 PM »
Bizarrely I just went to post the just released Dec newsletter and found the two prior had not been posted, although of course you can always check the link and get them asap.

Here are the content pages, download the pdf to get the extra pages of supporter advertising (some great ones in their so it is worth doing) and higher resolution pics / text.

Note this and previous newsletters can be downloaded from http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/326.html
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Here are the content pages, download the pdf to get the extra pages of supporter advertising (some great ones in their so it is worth doing) and higher resolution pics / text.

Note this and previous newsletters can be downloaded from http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/326.html
Vince Sunter  ( I'm ready, how about you? ); Check out these Riding Tips: http://tinyurl.com/4x3fk43 ;   Pillioning Tips: http://tinyurl.com/3r5dbz4

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Re: MCCNSW - Motorcycle Council of NSW Newsletters - Feb 2015
« Reply #3 on: 07 Mar 2015, 10:28 AM »
Here are the content pages, download the pdf to get the extra pages of supporter advertising (some great ones in their so it is worth doing) and higher resolution pics / text.

Note this and previous newsletters can be downloaded from http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/326.html
Vince Sunter  ( I'm ready, how about you? ); Check out these Riding Tips: http://tinyurl.com/4x3fk43 ;   Pillioning Tips: http://tinyurl.com/3r5dbz4

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Re: MCCNSW - Motorcycle Council of NSW Newsletters - Dec 2014
« Reply #2 on: 07 Mar 2015, 10:26 AM »
OK, just now getting throgh the wall of email while I didn't look at the 'puta for a month over Christmas - Jan and it seems newsletter writing by MCC has slowed down a bit in 2014 as, after an 8 month break, one was finally released in Dec. Here are the content pages, download the pdf to get the 3 extra pages of supporter advertising (some great ones in their so it is worth doing) and higher resolution pics / text.


Note this and previous newsletters can be downloaded from http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/a/326.html
Vince Sunter  ( I'm ready, how about you? ); Check out these Riding Tips: http://tinyurl.com/4x3fk43 ;   Pillioning Tips: http://tinyurl.com/3r5dbz4

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MCCNSW - Motorcycle Council of NSW Newsletters
« Reply #1 on: 05 Apr 2014, 04:00 PM »
Continuing on from http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=890.0 here is the Feb / March 2014 newsletter. Download the pdf to get the last few pages of adverts.

And, to repeat the news from the last posting: CTP premium savings via Monaland's discount NOW you only have to be over 30 to get. Check out this and the many other advertiser benefits.
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