THE AUSTRALIAN RALLY COMMISSION (ARCOM)
This section is devoted to the workings of the Australian Rally Commission. It is through this portal that information about the activities of ARCom will be disseminated, in parallel with information available on CAMS own website. It is planned that this will include minutes of meetings, communiqués, media releases, newsletters as well as information and discussion papers about rally issues, policy and rule changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Commission do?
The Commission advises the Board of CAMS on matters impacting on rally and road events in Australia. These include gravel and tarmac rallies, touring road events and rallysprints.
Who appoints the Members of the Commission?
The Chair and the members of the commission are appointed by the Board of CAMS. CAMS provides administrative support through the Executive Officer Rally and Off Road.
Who are the current Members?
Colin Trinder (Chairman), Stephen Horobin (Deputy Chairman), Michael Clements, Jon Thompson, Ross Runnalls, Hamish Marquis, Ian Bigg, Glen Weston, Molly Taylor and Matt Selley.
What renumeration do Members receive?
Members of the commission are volunteers and receive no remuneration. CAMS meets travel expenses incurred by members attending face-to-face meetings.
How often does the Commission meet?
Members routinely meet via teleconference about every 4-6 weeks. A large amount of business is routinely transacted via email and telephone between meetings. In addition the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, ARC sporting director, CAMS Executive Officer Rally and Off Road and any other interested Commission members have a weekly teleconference to plan actions and manage rally business. The Commissioners meet face to face once or twice a year.
How do I bring a matter to the Commission’s attention?
Depending on the complexity of the matter and the degree of consultation necessary, there are a number of avenues through which matters can be considered by the Commission. Routine matters – such as issues around technical rules, can be dealt with via an email to the CAMS Executive Officer Rally and Off Road ([email protected]). Alternatively a member of CAMS may raise an issue through their State Rally Panel, Sport and Club Development Commission or State ARCom representative.
How long does it take for the Commission to consider my issue?
Matters that have the potential to impact on others enjoyment of their sport can expect to be circulated to Sport and Club Development Commissions, Rally Panels and the general membership before being formally considered by the Commission. Urgent and straightforward matters can be resolved in a few days, however, the process for more complex issues and rule changes can take several months for consultation and review of proposals.
Are there sub-committees associated with the work of the Commission?
There are volunteer working groups reporting to members considering Tarmac rallies and the Australian Rally Championship (ARC). The ARC working group liaises with organisers and is responsible for managing the Championships’ commercial business. For the purpose of transacting business associated with the ARC the working group is an incorporated company. Many people refer to this working group by its company title ‘Rallycorp’.