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Friday, 14 September 2018

POLICE RIDER DIES

https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/orbost-fatal-collision

Thursday, 6 September 2018

TAKES DRIVERS' PHONES

Victoria Police confiscating mobile phones from drivers caught using them while driving is supported by the Motorcycle Riders Association in Melbourne.

Damien Codognotto OAM
MRA


Friday, 31 August 2018

I'VE BEEN AWAY

STURGIS 2018

One month, ten states, 5000 miles on a Harley. Hard ride. Great trip.

Damien Codognotto OAM
The Motorcycle Riders Association
Melbourne
































































































































































































CORONER'S COURT (Vic) DAMAGE CONTROL

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
THE SATURDAY AGE

REPUTATION DAMAGE CONTROL (1/9/2018) 

In my opinion, the Victorian Coroner’s Court is dysfunctional. That is, it does not function as it should.

Bullying, bad taste videos and grossly expensive parties at tax payers expense make the Coroner’s Court in Melbourne a toxic work place.

It’s mission to improve public safety by investigating deaths has been well and truly undermined. 

This is terribly true where road deaths are involved. One of the results is that Police and VicRoads have too great an influence on outcomes and recommendations from the Coroner after fatal crashes on our roads. VicRoads is virtually immune to criticism where dangerous road environments are involved.

Contributing factors to the dysfunctional state of the Victorian Coroner’s Court seem obvious.

Police conduct fatal crash site investigations. These investigations are too often carried out by experienced highway patrol officers with little or no relevant scientific training. A 2012 Parliamentary Inquiry recommended that a crash data authority be set up independent of Police, VicRoads and TAC.

Police are official advisors to the Coroner which can lead to serious conflicts of interest.

Fatal crash victims' loved ones too often lack the emotional and or financial resources to have meaningful input to inquests or to challenge bad outcomes.

Fatal crash victims loved ones can be bullied by officials more concerned with mitigating reputational damage to the Court than with the Court’s mission to improve public safety.

Damien Codognotto OAM
The Motorcycle Riders Association
Melbourne



Tuesday, 24 July 2018

NEW VICROADS CEO

The Melbourne Herald Sun. July 25, 2018.


Thursday, 19 July 2018

MOTORCYCLE FOOTPATH PARKING CLUTTER?


Send an email to the Melbourne Herald Sun regarding motorcycle parking and footpath clutter. Ian Royall did a good job today.
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Thursday, 12 July 2018

LACK OF RESPECT

A Tasmanian Government refusal to brief  independent MP Ruth Forrest on the Prohibited Insignia Bill was seen as a lac k of respect for the Upper House of Parliament.