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  1. Introduction
  2. MA Structure
  3. General Competition Rules And Making Rule Changes
  4. Jurisdiction s
    1. 1.1 Definitions
    2. 1.2 Purpose of Rules
    3. 1.3 Repeal of Current Gcrs
    4. 1.4 by Laws
  5. Administration s
    1. 2.1 The Controlling Bodies
    2. 2.2 Sports Development Levy
    3. 2.3 Sports Development Account
    4. 2.4 Officials
  6. Licensing s
    1. 3.1 Licensing Requirements
    2. 3.2 Licensing General
    3. 3.3 Licensing Seniors
    4. 3.4 Licensing Juniors
    5. 3.5 Licensing Entrants
    6. 3.6 Licensing Speedway Mechanics
    7. 3.7 Licence Issuing And Renewals
    8. 3.8 Junior Coaching Program
  7. Competitions s
    1. 4.1 Venues
    2. 4.2 The Promotion And Conduct of Competitions
    3. 4.3 MA Events
    4. 4.4 Protocols
  8. Alternative Forms of Competition s
    1. 5.1 Alternative Activities
    2. 5.2 Venues Alternative Activities
    3. 5.3 Permits : Alternative Activities
    4. 5.4 Supplementary Regulations Alternative Activities
    5. 5.5 Licensing of Competitors Alternative Activities
    6. 5.6 Technical Specifications Alternative Activities
  9. Recreational Motorcycle Activity s
    1. 6.1 Purpose
    2. 6.2 Recreational Activities
    3. 6.3 Controlling Bodies Recreational Activities
    4. 6.4 Officials Recreational Activities
    5. 6.5 Venues Recreational Activities
    6. 6.6 The Promotion And Conduct of Recreational Activity
    7. 6.7 Permits Recreational Activities
    8. 6.8 Entries
    9. 6.9 Licensing of Participants
  10. Offences Protests And Appeals s
    1. 7.1 Offences
    2. 7.2 Protests
    3. 7.3 Appellate Bodies
    4. 7.4 Appeals
  11. Judicial Committee Guidelines s
    1. 8.1 MA Hearing Guidelines
  12. National Personal Accident Insurance s
    1. 12.1 Summary of Policy Coverage
    2. 12.2 Capital Benefits
    3. 12.3 Weekly Benefits
    4. 12.4 Definitions
  13. Road Racing s
    1. SECTION 13 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 13 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 13C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 13 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 13 E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: SOLO CLASSES
    6. SECTION 13 F: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: SIDECARS
    7. SECTION 13 G: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: JUNIOR CLASSES
    8. SECTION 13 H: MINIMOTO
  14. Historic Road Racing s
    1. SECTION 14 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 14 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 14 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 14 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: GENERAL
    5. SECTION 14E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS: PERIOD
  15. Motocross And Supercross s
    1. SECTION 15 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 15 B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 15 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 15 D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  16. Classic Motocross And Dirt Track s
    1. SECTION 16 A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. Section 16 B Competition Classes
    3. SECTION 16 C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 16 D TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  17. Enduro And Reliability Trials s
    1. SECTION 17A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 17B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 17C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 17D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 17E: AUSTRALIAN FOUR-DAY ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIPS
  18. ATV s
    1. SECTION 18A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 18B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 18C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 18D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  19. Speedway s
    1. SECTION 19A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 19B: AUSTRALIAN SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONSHIP
    3. SECTION 19C: AUSTRALIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    4. SECTION 19D: COMPETITION RULES
    5. SECTION 19E: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  20. Dirt Track s
    1. SECTION 20A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 20B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 20C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 20D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  21. Track s
    1. SECTION 21A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 21B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 21C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 21D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  22. Supermoto s
    1. SECTION 22A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    2. SECTION 22B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. Section 22c Competition Rules
    4. SECTION 22D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  23. Trial s
    1. SECTION 23A: AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    2. SECTION 23B: COMPETITION CLASSES
    3. SECTION 23C: COMPETITION RULES
    4. SECTION 23D: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    5. SECTION 23E: CLASS TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
  24. Minikhana s
    1. SECTION 24A: MINIKHANA CLASSES
    2. SECTION 24B: COMPETITION RULES
    3. SECTION 24C: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
    4. SECTION 24D: MINIKHANA COURSES
  25. Policies s
    1. 25.1 Member Protection Policy
    2. 25.2 Anti-doping Policy
    3. 25.3 Anti Match-fixing Policy
    4. 25.4 Privacy Regulation
    5. 25.5 Occupational Health and Safety Policy
    6. 25.6 Environmental Sustainability Policy
    7. 25.7 National Team Selection Policy

Rules

8.1 MA Hearing Guidelines


8.1.1 Composition of the Committee

8.1.1.1 The Judicial Committee is the National appellate tribunal of MA.
8.1.1.2 Appointed members of the Committee must be either:

  1. A qualified lawyer; or
  2. A person with appropriately extensive knowledge of, and experience in the sport.
8.1.1.3 The Committee’s President must be a qualified lawyer.
8.1.1.4 The Committee sits either as a:

  1. Panel of up to three (3) members chaired by a lawyer; or
  2. Committee of one (1) who must be a lawyer.
8.1.1.5 Matters generally come before the Committee either as:

  1. Appeals from State appellate tribunals.
  2. Appeals from protest hearings, conducted by Stewards or juries, where the event is National or is part of a National series; or
  3. As disputed questions on the interpretation of the GCRs.

8.1.2 Notice of Appeal

8.1.2.1 When considering lodging an appeal to the Committee. It is important to note:

  1. The Notice of Appeal must be lodged at the MA office in Melbourne.
  2. The time limit for the lodging of the Notice is 21 days from the date of the written notification of the decision being appealed.
  3. The Notice must be accompanied by the prescribed lodging fee.
  4. There is no particular setting out or style required, however, the Notice should specify:
    1. The person or body whose decision is being challenged;
    2. The date and place of the decision;
    3. What the decision was;
    4. A short outline (preferably in point form) of why the decision is said to be wrong.
8.1.2.2 A copy of the Notice of Appeal should be posted to the person or body whose decision is being challenged.

8.1.3 Conduct of Hearings

8.1.3.1 Hearings are usually, but not always, held in Melbourne. Interstate telephone hook-ups are used on occasions.
8.1.3.2 Hearings are normally conducted on a mid-week evening from 1900 hours. They are scheduled, as far as is possible, as the parties’ request.
8.1.3.3 Hearings generally last 2-3 hours.
8.1.3.4 Parties to an appeal can present their own case may choose to be represented by a lawyer, or they may choose to be represented by a person who, though not a lawyer, is familiar with their case and who can explain it to the Committee.
8.1.3.5 About one third of appellants have legal representation, another third had non-legal representation – and the other third presented their case themselves.
8.1.3.6 Typically, the parties are notified in writing of the Committee’s decision within 10 to 14 days of the hearing.
8.1.3.7 Written reasons for the Committee’s decision accompany the decision itself. Where the Committee sits as a panel it arrives at one decision, i.e. it does not produce a majority decision and a dissenting minority decision.
8.1.3.8 When a hearing has concluded there can be no further communication between the parties and the Committee.
8.1.3.9 If a party loses an appeal, any request it may make of the Committee to reconsider its decision will be ignored.
8.1.3.10 Enquiries and requests about the scheduling of hearings should be directed to the MA office.

8.1 MA Hearing Guidelines


8.1.1 Composition of the Committee

8.1.1.1 The Judicial Committee is the National appellate tribunal of MA.
8.1.1.2 Appointed members of the Committee must be either:

  1. A qualified lawyer; or
  2. A person with appropriately extensive knowledge of, and experience in the sport.
8.1.1.3 The Committee’s President must be a qualified lawyer.
8.1.1.4 The Committee sits either as a:

  1. Panel of up to three (3) members chaired by a lawyer; or
  2. Committee of one (1) who must be a lawyer.
8.1.1.5 Matters generally come before the Committee either as:

  1. Appeals from State appellate tribunals.
  2. Appeals from protest hearings, conducted by Stewards or juries, where the event is National or is part of a National series; or
  3. As disputed questions on the interpretation of the GCRs.

8.1.2 Notice of Appeal

8.1.2.1 When considering lodging an appeal to the Committee. It is important to note:

  1. The Notice of Appeal must be lodged at the MA office in Melbourne.
  2. The time limit for the lodging of the Notice is 21 days from the date of the written notification of the decision being appealed.
  3. The Notice must be accompanied by the prescribed lodging fee.
  4. There is no particular setting out or style required, however, the Notice should specify:
    1. The person or body whose decision is being challenged;
    2. The date and place of the decision;
    3. What the decision was;
    4. A short outline (preferably in point form) of why the decision is said to be wrong.
8.1.2.2 A copy of the Notice of Appeal should be posted to the person or body whose decision is being challenged.

8.1.3 Conduct of Hearings

8.1.3.1 Hearings are usually, but not always, held in Melbourne. Interstate telephone hook-ups are used on occasions.
8.1.3.2 Hearings are normally conducted on a mid-week evening from 1900 hours. They are scheduled, as far as is possible, as the parties’ request.
8.1.3.3 Hearings generally last 2-3 hours.
8.1.3.4 Parties to an appeal can present their own case may choose to be represented by a lawyer, or they may choose to be represented by a person who, though not a lawyer, is familiar with their case and who can explain it to the Committee.
8.1.3.5 About one third of appellants have legal representation, another third had non-legal representation – and the other third presented their case themselves.
8.1.3.6 Typically, the parties are notified in writing of the Committee’s decision within 10 to 14 days of the hearing.
8.1.3.7 Written reasons for the Committee’s decision accompany the decision itself. Where the Committee sits as a panel it arrives at one decision, i.e. it does not produce a majority decision and a dissenting minority decision.
8.1.3.8 When a hearing has concluded there can be no further communication between the parties and the Committee.
8.1.3.9 If a party loses an appeal, any request it may make of the Committee to reconsider its decision will be ignored.
8.1.3.10 Enquiries and requests about the scheduling of hearings should be directed to the MA office.