Standardised vehicle modification legislation will make for a fairer Australia

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Pirate Party Australia endorses 4WD Queensland's push for harmonisation of motor vehicle modification throughout Australia.
 
The Pirate Party has long had the view that Government and its regulations should enable the community, rather than limit them. We are particularly concerned about the growth of needless and contradictory laws and regulations, something that grows all too readily as both political parties lazily ignore festering problems while aggressively pursuing issues on their respective ideological agendas.
 
We see the conflict over vehicle modification as a prime example, one which the 4WD Club of Queensland has drawn attention to, harnessing the support of motoring groups all over Australia.
 
Individuals who are enthusiastic about cars should have the freedom to modify their vehicles so long as they take personal responsibility and do not put others at risk. However, the inconsistent regulations between different states cannot be seen to manage this tension, rather just implement needless layers of contradiction. We therefore endorse the requests of 4WD Queensland:
 
  • Amend the federal Motor Vehicle Standards Act to allow “Mutual Recognition” of all individual state engineering, approved certifiers and certification schemes, to be recognised and accepted by all state registration authorities;
  • Establish a National Vehicle Modification and Certification Program for in-service registered passenger vehicles as recommended, to be implemented federally and in parallel with ADRs; and
  • Ensure industry and community engagement is a key basis for the Vehicle Modification Framework.
 
Needless regulation is a festering problem in many areas, something we do not deny. Nevertheless, we hope that some progress might be made in this particular area, and congratulate 4WD Queensland on their initiative.
 
We also recognise problems like the abuse of Intellectual Property and the "Right to Repair", which impact on the whole community - not just car owners - but for the present focus on the issue of harmonisation of vehicle modification.
 
 
John August
Deputy President
 
Andrew Downing
National Councillor
 
Shannon Smith
Senate Candidate for Victoria
 
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