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20.0% of the injuries occurred in motocross areas ... Those injured in motocross areas were more likely to be hospitalized than those injured in other off-road locations (14.9% versus 5.6%; p = 0.01) ... 8.9% of the injuries were sustained during a motorcycle jump, and 5.3% resulted from hitting another motorcycle or other off-road vehicle. Among jump-related injuries, 74.3% occurred in a motocross area.

State Legislation Relating to Local Government in Queensland

Two of the key laws relating to local government in Queensland are the Local Government Act 2009 and the Local Government Regulations 2012.

You should always check that the version of any Act or Regulation you are referring to is up-to-date and that you are aware of all other relevant legislation.  The Queensland Government makes State laws available on their Queensland Legislation website. DO NOT RELY ON THIS WEBSITE TO PROVIDE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE LEGISLATION OR TO REFER YOU TO ALL RELEVANT LEGISLATION.

Laws made by Local Governments in Queensland (Local Laws)

 When I accessed this site on 1 April 2014, all of the local laws listed were dated 2011.

[Click on Local Law Registers on the above page to see the following text in a drop-down box]

Each local government must keep and maintain a register of all their local laws available for public inspection both on their website and at their public office. The local law register must contain, for each local law, its:
  • name
  • purpose
  • general effect.
Legislative requirements are outlined in:
The Department of Local Government must also keep a local laws database of Queensland local governments' local laws and ensure that a copy is publicly accessible on the department's website. 
Clicking on Legislative requirement to notify the public and Minister in the above link reveals a list of details that local governments must publish on their websites within one month of resolving to make a local law.

[from the above link]
Information summarising key legislative requirements and providing good practice tips for local law makers and local government officers is provided below. However, the Local Government Acts are the ultimate authority and primary reference for all local governments in relation to making their local laws.

Visit the following pages for more information:

The above link to "Conducting state interest checks" could be useful in some circumstances.  It says, among other things :

"If, for example, the local law duplicates or contradicts a state law, the local government should either discontinue the local law making process or make amendments to address the state interest before proceeding.

The Minister for Local Government has powers under section 38AB of the Local Government Act 2009 and section 42 of the City of Brisbane Act 2010 to suspend or revoke a local law if it does not satisfactorily deal with the state interest, is contrary to another law or is inconsistent with the local government principles."

The matter of local laws being in conflict with State laws is important.  It is reiterated here, where it says "Local governments cannot make local laws that contain provisions: ... that are inconsistent with state law."
Your local government must make copies of their local laws available for inspection at their public office. You can also buy copies if you wish. They must also keep a register of adopted local laws for public inspection. Many local governments provide copies of their local laws online.