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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

25.7 National Team Selection Policy

NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION POLICY

The purpose of these Rules are to maintain and improve best possible results in all International competitions.

25.7.1 Process of Selection

25.7.1.1 All athletes wishing to be considered for selection must:
25.7.1.2 Sign a copy of the MA Code of Conduct at the time of entering the relevant National Championship.
25.7.1.3 Selected Riders.
25.7.1.4 Riders selected in National Teams in all disciplines must sign a contract with MA,
25.7.1.5 Riders should not sign either document unless they have a full and clear understanding of all terms and conditions.
25.7.1.6 Riders may wish to contact the following for clarification.

  1. Their legal advisor
  2. Motorcycling Australia (03 9684 0500)
  3. ANZSLA Sports Law Referral Service (1800 804 031).
25.7.1.7 The Code of Conduct will be attached to all entry forms for each event. Both documents will be available on the MA website at www.ma.org.au.

25.7.2 General Selection Policy

25.7.2.1 Each discipline selection committee may, at its discretion, apply specific objective criteria according to the requirements of the particular discipline.
25.7.2.2 In general terms, each committee will make selections with regard to but not restricted by:

  1. A rider’s fitness subject to a medical examination by a medical practitioner appointed or approved by MA,
  2. Results attained in the relevant National Championship of the selection year in question,
  3. Results attained in International and World championships of the year prior to and during the year of selection,
  4. The rider’s behavior as outlined in the code of conduct in relation to previous selections and dealings with administrators,
  5. The rider’s ability to adapt to a team oriented environment,
  6. The Riders record in relation to any appearances before any State or National tribunal,
  7. The availability of the rider to compete in the relevant World Championship,
  8. The willingness of the rider to sign the Riders contract with MA,
  9. Whether a rider has incurred a previous ban by failing a drug test conducted in accordance with the Anti Doping Policy of MA,
  10. The potential of a rider to represent Australia on a long-term basis,
  11. The availability of machinery to a potential candidate.
25.7.2.3 Riders must be Australian citizens to qualify for selection.

25.7.3 Other Criteria

25.7.3.1 Each relevant discipline may contain specific criteria not set down in the policy above. This information will be available on the MA website: www.ma.org.au.

25.7.4 Application of Criteria

25.7.4.1 Each selection committee will apply the principles of natural justice to the policy as well as to each individual selection.
25.7.4.2 The committee shall also be conscious and apply equal weight under the criteria to the consideration of each selection.
25.7.4.3 The committee should also be prepared to provide feedback either written or verbal to rider who has missed selection and may wish to query the reasons behind their non-selection so that their future opportunities may be enhanced.

25.7.5 Appeals

25.7.5.1 The sole ground for any appeal in relation to the non-selection of a competitor will be that this selection policy was not
25.7.5.2 followed or implemented in a just or fair manner.
25.7.5.3 In the first instance, any complaint will be referred to the Tribunal of MA.
25.7.5.4 The appeal must:

  1. Be in writing and signed by the appellant,
  2. Be lodged within 21 days of the original decision with the Tribunal, and
  3. Be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
25.7.5.5 In some instances, the fee may be refunded in part or whole if the appeal is upheld.
25.7.5.6 Other requirements for the appeal appear in the Manual of Motorcycle Sport under the heading “Appellate Bodies” Chapter 5]
25.7.5.7 Only one further avenue of appeal exists, to the National Sport Dispute Centre.
25.7.5.8 Riders should seek legal advice prior to any further appeal action.

25.7.6 Injuries/Misadventure

25.7.6.1 The relevant selection committee shall have at its absolute discretion, the right to replace any rider, as long as at all times it complies with the selection policy of MA
25.7.6.2 Selected riders must be willing to undergo a medical examination to determine their fitness to compete.
25.7.6.3 In case of bereavement, machine problems or other extenuating circumstances, the selection committee will make a determination on a case by case basis.

25.7.7 Removal from National Squad

25.7.7.1 A Team Manager may, at their discretion, remove a team member from the squad if:
25.7.7.2 The member breaches or fails to comply with the Riders’ contract and Code of Conduct,
25.7.7.3 By reason of injury, the member is unable to complete team requirements,
25.7.7.4 The member breaches or fails to comply with the requirements of the Anti Doping Policy of MA,
25.7.7.5 Fails to comply with a reasonable direction of the team Manager that is given in accordance with the role description of Team Managers.
25.7.7.6 The decision to remove a team member must be ratified by the CEO of MA

25.7 National Team Selection Policy

NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION POLICY

The purpose of these Rules are to maintain and improve best possible results in all International competitions.

25.7.1 Process of Selection

25.7.1.1 All athletes wishing to be considered for selection must:
25.7.1.2 Sign a copy of the MA Code of Conduct at the time of entering the relevant National Championship.
25.7.1.3 Selected Riders.
25.7.1.4 Riders selected in National Teams in all disciplines must sign a contract with MA,
25.7.1.5 Riders should not sign either document unless they have a full and clear understanding of all terms and conditions.
25.7.1.6 Riders may wish to contact the following for clarification.

  1. Their legal advisor
  2. Motorcycling Australia (03 9684 0500)
  3. ANZSLA Sports Law Referral Service (1800 804 031).
25.7.1.7 The Code of Conduct will be attached to all entry forms for each event. Both documents will be available on the MA website at www.ma.org.au.

25.7.2 General Selection Policy

25.7.2.1 Each discipline selection committee may, at its discretion, apply specific objective criteria according to the requirements of the particular discipline.
25.7.2.2 In general terms, each committee will make selections with regard to but not restricted by:

  1. A rider’s fitness subject to a medical examination by a medical practitioner appointed or approved by MA,
  2. Results attained in the relevant National Championship of the selection year in question,
  3. Results attained in International and World championships of the year prior to and during the year of selection,
  4. The rider’s behavior as outlined in the code of conduct in relation to previous selections and dealings with administrators,
  5. The rider’s ability to adapt to a team oriented environment,
  6. The Riders record in relation to any appearances before any State or National tribunal,
  7. The availability of the rider to compete in the relevant World Championship,
  8. The willingness of the rider to sign the Riders contract with MA,
  9. Whether a rider has incurred a previous ban by failing a drug test conducted in accordance with the Anti Doping Policy of MA,
  10. The potential of a rider to represent Australia on a long-term basis,
  11. The availability of machinery to a potential candidate.
25.7.2.3 Riders must be Australian citizens to qualify for selection.

25.7.3 Other Criteria

25.7.3.1 Each relevant discipline may contain specific criteria not set down in the policy above. This information will be available on the MA website: www.ma.org.au.

25.7.4 Application of Criteria

25.7.4.1 Each selection committee will apply the principles of natural justice to the policy as well as to each individual selection.
25.7.4.2 The committee shall also be conscious and apply equal weight under the criteria to the consideration of each selection.
25.7.4.3 The committee should also be prepared to provide feedback either written or verbal to rider who has missed selection and may wish to query the reasons behind their non-selection so that their future opportunities may be enhanced.

25.7.5 Appeals

25.7.5.1 The sole ground for any appeal in relation to the non-selection of a competitor will be that this selection policy was not
25.7.5.2 followed or implemented in a just or fair manner.
25.7.5.3 In the first instance, any complaint will be referred to the Tribunal of MA.
25.7.5.4 The appeal must:

  1. Be in writing and signed by the appellant,
  2. Be lodged within 21 days of the original decision with the Tribunal, and
  3. Be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
25.7.5.5 In some instances, the fee may be refunded in part or whole if the appeal is upheld.
25.7.5.6 Other requirements for the appeal appear in the Manual of Motorcycle Sport under the heading “Appellate Bodies” Chapter 5]
25.7.5.7 Only one further avenue of appeal exists, to the National Sport Dispute Centre.
25.7.5.8 Riders should seek legal advice prior to any further appeal action.

25.7.6 Injuries/Misadventure

25.7.6.1 The relevant selection committee shall have at its absolute discretion, the right to replace any rider, as long as at all times it complies with the selection policy of MA
25.7.6.2 Selected riders must be willing to undergo a medical examination to determine their fitness to compete.
25.7.6.3 In case of bereavement, machine problems or other extenuating circumstances, the selection committee will make a determination on a case by case basis.

25.7.7 Removal from National Squad

25.7.7.1 A Team Manager may, at their discretion, remove a team member from the squad if:
25.7.7.2 The member breaches or fails to comply with the Riders’ contract and Code of Conduct,
25.7.7.3 By reason of injury, the member is unable to complete team requirements,
25.7.7.4 The member breaches or fails to comply with the requirements of the Anti Doping Policy of MA,
25.7.7.5 Fails to comply with a reasonable direction of the team Manager that is given in accordance with the role description of Team Managers.
25.7.7.6 The decision to remove a team member must be ratified by the CEO of MA