Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Dear Prime Minister Gillard,
A small group of us intend to cycle to Parliament House on Wednesday 21st September 2011 in order to highlight the appalling consequences of our vexatious mandatory bicycle helmet laws.
Whilst Australian governments continue to support unnecessary bicycle laws, responsible sustainable transport strategies will continue to be impeded .
In your position as the Prime Minister of Australia, we urge you to persuade the State and Territory governments to revoke these draconian regulations. We believe that such 'persuasion' would not be unprecedented given that the Hawke government was instrumental in the enactment of the states' helmet legislation nigh on 20 years ago.
We do hope that you will be able to meet us at our Parliament House in order to hear our concerns face-to-face. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.