Review of the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features

Closed 14 Dec 2018

Opened 19 Nov 2018

Overview

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details.

The ACCC prefers submissions to be provided via the ACCC consultation hub.

Alternatively, interested parties can email submissions to productsafety.regulation@accc.gov.au

Submissions can also be made via post to:

Director
Standards & Policy
Consumer Product Safety Branch
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Submissions will be published on the ACCC website at the end of the consultation period.

Please note any information that you believe to be of a confidential nature should be clearly marked or identified as confidential. The ACCC will not disclose the confidential information to third parties, other than advisors or consultants engaged directly by the ACCC, without first providing you with notice of its intention to do so, such as where it is compelled to do so by law.

Why We Are Consulting

The ACCC is reviewing the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features.

The purpose of this review is to assess whether the permanent ban remains effective following analysis of death and injury statistics, and market developments (i.e. the supply of increasingly powerful electrically powered vehicles). 

Policy options

The ACCC is considering two policy options:

Option 1 Keep the current permanent ban (status quo)

Option 2 Revoke the permanent ban and make a new regulatory instrument.

Your submissions to this consultation will help us test our preliminary position and to recommend the most appropriate option to the Minister.

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Product Safety