http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Queensland-road-rules/Motorcycle-road-rules.aspx Summary: As of "early 2015", changes made to the QLD motorcycle laws become active. None of this boring 'trial period' stuff - they're jumping straight in after a discussion paper was released earlier this year! Changes include: * NSW style filtering, with the added bonus of; * Filtering permitted on freeway shoulders/emergency lanes < 30kph, and; * Use of bicycle storage areas at traffic lights But wait, there's more! * ECE helmets permitted * Relaxation of the badly-written, badly-enforced "always seated, minimum of one hand and two feet in contact with the controls" requirement. Crikey. Though the ECE helmet law might make trips south of the Gold Coast interesting.