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This instrument amends the Consumer Goods (Quad Bikes) Safety Standard 2019 to provide an exception to the application of Part 3 of the Standard for general use quad bikes ordered by dealers before 1 July 2021 if the order is not subject to a condition that the general use quad bike be supplied to the dealer after 31 December 2021.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 16
Registered 28 Jun 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Aug-2021
Tabled Senate03-Aug-2021
Date of repeal 30 Jun 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Consumer Goods (Quad Bikes) Amendment Safety Standard 2021

Overview

The Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Housing and Minister for Homelessness, Social and Community Housing has amended the safety standard for quad bikes, pursuant to section 104 of the Australian Consumer Law, which is Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

This instrument amends the Consumer Goods (Quad Bikes) Safety Standard 2019 (Standard).

Background

The Standard was introduced to reduce the risk of injury or fatality to consumers caused by quad bikes, including as a result of quad bikes rolling over, and to provide consumers with information about the relative stability of different quad bike models.

The Amendment

This Amendment provides an exception to the application of Part 3 of the Standard for general use quad bikes ordered by dealers before 1 July 2021 if the order is not subject to a condition that the general use quad bike be supplied to the dealer after 31 December 2021.

A quad bike dealer is defined in section 4 as a person who buys and sells quad bikes in the course of a business carried on by the person.

General use quad bikes that fall outside this exception are required to meet the requirements of Part 3 of the standard from 11 October 2021.

Consultation

Consultation was not required due to the minor nature of the amendment.

Disallowance

This legislative instrument is not subject to disallowance due to section 44 of the Legislation Act 2003 (Cth).

Commencement

This legislative instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Sunsetting

This legislative instrument is not subject to sunsetting due to section 54 of the Legislation Act 2003 (Cth).

Regulation impact assessment

The Office of Best Practice Regulation advised that a Regulation Impact Statement was not required for this amendment (OBPR reference ID 22969).