The MRAQ Committee would like to set the record straight about a newspaper article in the Courier Mail 5th May 2012 which contained incorrect information and makes outrageous inferences. The MRAQ is an independent stand alone Association that is a voice for all riders. The MRAQ is not and never will be influenced by any Clubs, Businesses or Organisations. The MRAQ is an independant organisation run by it’s members for the good of all motorcyclists and any other suggestion or inference otherwise is completely wrong. The person the paper states is the President of the MRAQ is NOT the President. The current President is Chris Mearns. Any inference that any club or organisation has or may have had influence over the Association is wrong. This article just shows the contempt journalists and their so called sources have for all riders. The inclusion of multiple stories in the one group further goes to demonstrate the general demonisation of motorcyclists. MRAQ members and motorcyclists in general deserve much better than this and the MRAQ committee will be demanding a retraction from this paper.
Signed MRAQ Committee.