The agenda for public hearings has been released. Special formatting applied by me. Some comments in blue for interest. = = = = = http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/rsc/inquiries/article/1407 Hearings The Road Safety Committee will be holding Public Hearings, in Melbourne, on Monday 17, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 October 2011, as part of its Inquiry into Motorcycle Safety. Members of the public are welcome to attend the hearings. Monday 17 October 2011 9.00am - 10.15am VicRoads 10.15am - 10.45am Victorian Auditor-General's Office 11.00am - 12.15pm Victoria Police 12.15pm - 1.30pm Department of Health 2.00pm - 2.30pm State Coroner's Office of Victoria 2.30pm - 3.45pm Transport Accident Commission 4.00pm - 5.15pm Department of Sustainability and Environment Tuesday 18 October 2011 9.15am - 10.00am DECA 10.00am - 10.45am Armstrong's 11.00am - 11.45am Honda Australia Rider Training 11.45am - 12.30pm Professor Marcus Wigan (<--- Good to see!!) 1.00pm - 1.45pm Select Scootas 1.45pm - 2.45pm Mr Paul Varnsverry (<--- International Protective gear expert) 2.45pm - 3.45pm The Alfred 4.00pm - 4.30pm Youth Parliament Delegates (<--- I can't believe they got a guernsey - these are two highschool girls who don't ride and did a highschool debate camp topic on mandatory riding gear) 4.30pm - 5.30pm Independent Riders' Group (<--- Damian Codognotto) 5.30pm - 6.00pm Mr David McAuliffe (<---- A netrider!) 6.30pm - 8.00pm OPEN FORUM* Wednesday 19 October 2011 9.15am - 9.45am Maurice Blackburn Lawyers (<--- First cab off the rank - SMIDSY and driver retesting will be a hot topic) 9.45am - 10.30am Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce 10.45am - 11.30am Mr Kris Growcott (<--- Draggin Jeans) 11.30am - 12.30pm Mr Scott Harris 1.00pm - 1.45pm RACV 1.45pm - 2.30pm Victorian Motorcycle Council (<-- !) 2.30pm - 3.30pm Mr Rex Deighton-Smith 3.45pm - 4.15pm Ms Heather Ellis 4.15pm - 4.45pm Ulysses Club (<--- Featuring another NR!) *Members of the public are also invited to attend the Open Forum on Tuesday 18 October 2011 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. As part of the forum, people will have 10 minutes to discuss the issue of motorcycle safety with the Committee. The Committee will also be holding public hearings in regional areas, including Ballarat, Bendigo, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Bairnsdale, during November and December. Details will be available shortly. Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2011 = = = = = = = = = Bugger, I'm not going to be around for the first day which is where the authorities will give their clear intention and views on motorcycle safety. Goddam it.