Farm bodies and LNP stop quad bike imports devastating livestock industries

Letter to the Editor

Charlie Armstrong

CEO

Farmsafe

July 20, 2020

Hi Charlie, I am contacting you from the depths of Cape York Peninsula where quads reign supreme. Horses are now seldom used. Helicopters are sometimes used but are no longer cost effective on the Peninsula.  Bull catchers are another feature for mustering. Drones in North Queensland are not an option and never will be.

Quad bikes play an integral part of northern mustering and have relatively few serious accidents in comparison to other farm injuries

On the dusty plains of Nyngan NSW a drone could be used for mustering quiet European cattle  or coastal dairy cows or perhaps even sheep provided the pilot was capable and possessed stock mustering experience and the drone had at least 4 to 5 hours endurance..

But in spite of the best efforts of the NFF, Agforce, LNP and Farmsafe you will never rid us of quad bikes. No matter that new Chinese bikes will have dangerous roll bars fitted they are easy to remove with an angle grinder. The tragedy of it all is that popular Honda, Suzuki and Polaris recognise that ROPS of any design make their bikes unsafe  and consequently will stop selling their bikes in Australia.

OK for Nyngan where its too dry for trees to grow but on Cape York after a decade or two of communist Labor rule the lack of hot fires has allowed unprecedented vegetation thickening making stock grazing difficult.

Trying to navigate this scrub that used to be open plains with a dangerous vertical protrusion on a bike and getting hooked up on trees will cause accidents of unprecedented proportions.

Yeah as you said there could be logs in the long grass, but they don’t worry us because we burn the country before we muster or catch bulls then we can see any logs, or ant beds, or washouts, or holes, or stumps, or rocks or blackfellas with spears, which are far more dangerous than a quad bike without ROPS.

What we could do is bring a few of our quads with bullbars to NSW and Victoria open country and teach all your men how to ride one.

That would save a lot of accidents.

Kind regards

BB, Coen

 

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One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on July 21, 2020, in ABC, Agforce, agriculture, NFF and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I know from experience that you can never teach the deliberately ignorant ANYTHING!

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  2. Yep that sums it up Old Kodger. Farmers are represented by illiterate, ignorant, dangerous, brain-dead, bribe-taking politicians. If you can think of any more superlatives let us know. Oh there are 42 sitting solicitors and barristers in federal parliament. Editor

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