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A new tax on electric vehicles in South Australia

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South Australians who are looking to buy an electric vehicle after 1 July 2021 will have to pay an extra tax. SA is the first state in Australia to introduce a road user charge for EVs to replace lost fuel excise. Read more

Citizens jury reports on CTP reform

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Queensland’s compulsory third party (CTP) scheme was introduced in 1936. Since then, there have been four big changes, including last year’s criminalisation of claim farming. However, many people do not understand how it works. RACQ launched ReThink CTP in 2019 and in 2020 funded a citizens jury to make recommendations to improve the scheme. Read more

SA insurer ratings improve

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Vehicle owners now see service ratings for each CTP insurer on their registration renewal forms. In the 6 months to March 2020, all insurers improved their service ratings. Meanwhile, prices of CTP premiums stayed at $296.77. However from 1 July 2020, 1.2% of vehicle owners will have to pay more because of changes to district boundaries. Read more

Why Qld CTP is fair and affordable

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Car owners in Queensland have the most affordable compulsory third party (CTP) insurance scheme in Australia. According to the MAIC CTP Scheme Insights Report, premiums averaged across the year dropped from $356 during 2017 to $347 during 2019. Meanwhile, insurer profits are also starting to fall. Read more

SA motorists save on CTP

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South Australian motorists could save up to $114 a year on CTP insurance since the market opened to competition in July 2019. In fact, a typical Adelaide household with 1.8 vehicles could save up to $200 for the year. Changes to ratings districts will save some vehicle owners even more money. Read more

Citizens Jury to ReThink CTP in Qld

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Most Queenslanders don’t know what compulsory third party (or motor injury) insurance really covers. At least half wrongly think it covers damage to their vehicles in an accident. The RACQ’s ReThink CTP campaign is designed to help people understand CTP. It will also set up the first citizens jury in Qld, to change and improve how CTP works. Read more

Travel expenses in Sydney and Wagga

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Wagga Wagga is the most affordable country area in Australia, costing $261 a week and 10% of incomes. Sydney households spend nearly two thirds more on transport than those in Wagga Wagga. Read more