I would like to alert you to some State Government changes that are being considered under the radar (without significant press or community awareness).
I am very concerned that the proposed changes to Green Slip insurance will have a negative impact on NSW motorists and motorcyclists. In particular, as an innocent (no-fault) accident victim YOU will receive the same amount as the person who causes the accident. You will be penalised through no fault of your own.
I will be sending the below letter to the relevant Ministers in Government to detail my concerns. I encourage everyone to do the same.
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Click here to read more about the proposed reforms, and what they mean for NSW drivers.
28 June, 2016
The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP
Treasurer of New South Wales and Minister for Industrial Relations
The Hon. Victor Dominello MP
Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation
The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP
Minister for Health
Proposed reforms to CTP insurance
I’m very concerned over changes proposed to the Compulsory Third Party personal accident insurance (CTP) scheme in NSW.
I support the concerns of a number of organisations including the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party and the DRIVE campaign which have each flagged concerns over abandoning the existing fault-based system for larger claims.
I oppose any changes to the CTP Scheme that further limit the legal rights of innocent road accident victims and any changes which fail to achieve fair outcomes that compensate for the loss and trauma they have suffered.
Getting victims back on their feet should be a central motivator of reforms, not protecting the exorbitant profits of insurance companies.
Failure to do this will simply put more pressure on the government and non-government welfare systems.
In particular I support the five elements of the DRIVE campaign, which should inform reforms to the CTP scheme. They are:
• The Interests of the Public Come First
• Limit Insurance Companies’ profits
• The importance of the Fault Principle
• Don’t Demonise Lawyers
• The Public’s Right to Know
Accident victims can in an instant become some of the most vulnerable members of our community and need to be adequately looked after. Protecting their rights is of great importance.
Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party