Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott has welcomed the announcement of consultation around the Government’s changes to Compulsory Third Party insurance.
Mr Elliott said the consultation would result in better outcomes for motorists who were involved in accidents which were not caused by negligence.
“The current CTP scheme is an out-dated blame based model which excludes thousands of people from being looked after, even if they have paid for CTP insurance,” Mr Elliott said.
“For instance, a mum with squabbling children in the back seat who runs off the road is NOT covered under the current scheme.
“Through a no fault scheme, we can support an additional 7,000 injured people each year, and put an end to the lengthy legal disputes that can occur between lawyers and insurers.”
Mr Elliott said the reforms will result in compensation flowing to victims more quickly.
“Under our proposed reforms, benefits will flow through in a matter of weeks, rather than the old system, which often resulted in delays of up to five years.” Mr Elliott said.