The Motorcycle Advisory Group (MAG) replaced the Victorian Motorcycle Advisory Council (VMAC).
VMAC was set up to ensure the Roads Minister of the day got unbiased, expert advice on motorcycle & scooter matters.
MAG is overdue for review. VicRoads have delayed the review of MAG until after the state election on Novemeber 29. That means less than three weeks before the public service celebrates Christmas with a self-induced coma for six weeks. This is not good for reviews or motorcycle & scooter rider representation.
The 2012 Parliamentary Inquiry into motorcycle & scooter safety was in favour of a more divers membership of MAG and greater involvement of two-wheel stakeholders with VicRoads/TAC/police.
MAG meets four or five times a year for a few hours on a week day usually at VicRoads in Kew. Members are paid per meeting. Probably $150 a time but it's hard to get accurate data from VicRoads. If you have to travel they probably meet some expenses.
Anyway, the more genuine riders there are on MAG the better off we all are. Why not apply? The worst they can say is NO.
Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders Group