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Old 16-09-2018
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Default Operation Lift and Queensland’s suspension and lift laws

Tough new Queensland laws all Jeepers need to know Operation Lift and Queensland’s suspension and lift laws Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey Wednesday, September 12, 2018. I would like to correct some confusion in recent media reports and online posts about supposed changes to Queensland’s lift modification laws and their links to a recent police operation.

No recent changes have been made to Queensland’s suspension and lift laws.

To be clear: a modified vehicle registered in another state or jurisdiction can legally drive in Queensland, provided that vehicle continues to comply with the modifications that were approved in that state or jurisdiction.

Operation Lift: Operation Lift was a three day Queensland Police Service operation on the Gold Coast. That operation stopped more than 60 4WD vehicles and included an education and engagement component.

Infringement notices were issued for defective vehicles or illegal modifications, while other offences including drug driving and speeding.

This operation was not about enforcing new laws as no new laws had been introduced.

Modifications in QLD Vehicle lift modification requirements are covered by the Queensland Code of Practice (QCOP). The codes which specify lift requirements are being reviewed.

The aim of the review is to more closely align Queensland’s requirements with Australian standards (the National Code of Practice VSB-14), without disadvantaging Queensland drivers and modifiers.

The review has proposed changes in Queensland that would see:

• The maximum combined lift that can be certified (using codes LS9 and LS10) increase from 125mm to 150mm

• The maximum lift by suspension alone that can be certified (using codes LS9 and LS10) increase from 50mm to 75mm.

Feedback on these proposed changes from industry has been positive and the Department of Transport and Main Roads aims to introduce them in Queensland in October this year.

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So, they're "being reviewed" but QPS decided to crack down on 4WD's now...before the review.....right.....
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So, they're "being reviewed" but QPS decided to crack down on 4WD's now...before the review.....right.....
Yes, but I'm sure they would refund any fines immediately any new law came in, if the vehicle was then not in breach of the new law. Could one of the news reporters ask the premier this question?
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Not only that. The press release as above had a brother talking about govt investment to encourage more visitors to the outback (important during the drought).

Agree with the sentiment but it’s a bit tricky when vehicles capable of getting you there are not welcome.

Add it together with the towing vehicle rules and you have to think that they expect us to buy helicopters.
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So after all the chaos and mayhem
Media Release from the Minister

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Pleased to announce....

The only announcement was this media release, still no consultation or communication with any of the industry bodies or representatives. He didn't even table it on Parliament! And apparently his offi e is a 5min walk from the 4wd QLD head office..

Well at least I will be legal again!

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