Damien Codognotto OAM

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Gender MALE
Industry Transportation
Occupation LOBBYIST
Location MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, Australia
Introduction Damien Codognotto OAM has been the one consistent force in Australian motorcycle politics since 1977. He met Chris Swalwell & Mark Conors at the Hells Angels rock concert at Broadford. HA Secretary, Bearing, wanted them to form a riders' rights group. In 1978 the Motorcycle Riders' Association was formed. It grew rapidly replacing a declining Federation of Australian Motorcyclists. 30 years later the original MRA was in decline. At the 2011 AGM a move to close the first MRA failed. It went social. But road riders still need a voice. Damien set up the Independent Riders' Group as an informal think tank in 2007. IRG will ensure riders are kept informed of safety and right to ride issues. Damien was awarded an Order of Australia Medal and MRA Honourary Life Membership.
Interests MOTORCYCLING, JOURNALISM, COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK.
Favorite Movies Impossible to pick one, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Good Night and Good Luck, Paint Your Wagon, Flags of our Fathers, this week.
Favorite Music Early Australian rock, Thorpe, Merrit, Easybeats, AC DC, more, Dylan, Baez, Guthrie, Stones
Favorite Books Anything by Iain M. Banks, Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams, Tom Sharpe, Robert Rankin, Mike Carlton, Peter Fitzsimons.