Below is a copy of an email I sent to Anthony Albanese, Minister of Infrastructure & Transport, along with my local MP. You can find them all here : www.aph.gov.au/house/members If as a consumer you also feel that the time for change is upon us please also send an email to your local MP and Mr Albanese. Personally I am convinced that we need to start making some noise about the high cost of buying a new machine in OZ and personal imports. Cheers from Vmaxer :soapbox: "Dear sir, We are a small nation of 21 million people, we do not manufacture nor have we ever manufactured motorcycles in Australia. The current legislation gives monopoly control to motorcycle importers, which in turn enables them to charge high prices for their products here in Australia. As a consumer I find the current mtorcycle importing compliance legislation denies me the opportunity to greatly reduce the cost of buying a new motorcycle. It totally protects the importers from fair competition and prevents individuals and dealers from bringing in "parallel" imports, thus giving motorcycle consumers no choice but to pay prices controlled solely by the accepted industry manufacturers. In effect you as minister for Infrastructure and Transport are directly responsible for the compliance legislation currently in place for the importation of motorcycles. Who is this legislation protecting, me as a discerning consumer or the high profit margin of the importers ? The enormous cost and often inability of obtaining the necessary compliance makes it virtually impossible for me to import a mtorcycle manufactured post 1988. If I were permitted to do so, I could save anywhere between 20% - 40% on the cost of buying my next bike. In the USA, Europe, Asia, generally across the entire globe millions of people own motorcycles manufactured to standards which are on a par with Australian standards. Why do we need to have bureaucratic duplicity with further compliance inspections or certification here ? I ask you to deregulate the motorcycle industry and allow personal imports along with greater competition, in order to reduce the cost of riding on two wheels. Please give us a level playing field to make our own informed decisions about where we source our motocycle from. Sincerely yours,"