Wednesday, 11 July 2012


The Independent Riders' Group began signing supporters on July 1, 2012. The IRG began in 2007 as a response to the lack of an organisation that represented ordinary road riders in Victoria. Transport Accident Commission surveys indicate that only 20% of riders are club members. By becoming an IRG supporter you let road authorities know that you ride and you vote and you are sick of restrictive, discriminatory laws and taxes. IRG supporters are mainly involved online.

The IRG is independent and national. Its' aims are the same as the original MRA which we started in Melbourne in 1978. The IRG is run by me, Damien Codognotto OAM with a tight group of supporters.

We are currently developing a list of draft policies which supporters will be able to vote in or out by email or letter. An example would be. The IRG opposes compulsory high-visibility clothing for Australian motorcycle & scooter riders. Another would be. The IRG opposes the use of wire rope barriers on Australian roads because they are an unacceptable hazard for motorcycle & scooter riders and they do not stop larger vehicles.

We are also developing a website at:

Our prefered online forum is:

The IRG will raise funds through sale of merchandise, donations and proceeds from events.

The IRG logo is the Australian wedge-tailed eagle. Stickers cost $1 for a 4cm sticker and $2  for an 8cm sticker.
Send a cheque or money order made out to the Independent Riders' Group
at PO Box 4330, Doncaster Heights, Victoria 3109.

It costs nothing to become an IRG supporter. Just email us your name, post code and email address and you will go on our email list for five years. The list is confidential. We will use the post code to target marginal seats at elections. You can withdraw from the IRG list at any time.

Damien Codognotto OAM

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