Latest News

Who makes CTP claims in South Australia?

If you own a vehicle in South Australia and have a road accident, you can make a claim on your CTP insurance. Find out who is making CTP claims and how insurers are responding to them. Read more

Transport expenses far outrun CPI

In 2023, the average Australian household had to find an extra 13% for transport expenses. This was more than triple the 4.1% CPI. They spent more on new vehicles, interest rates on car loans, and insurance premiums. Sydney was the most expensive city and Launceston was the least affordable place for transport. Read more

A snapshot of CTP in Queensland


CTP premiums are the most affordable on the mainland. The exit of RACQ didn’t affect premiums but caused the remaining three insurers to take up market share. Here is a snapshot of CTP in Queensland. Read more

New camera blitz on wearing seatbelts


Mobile phone detection cameras have been so successful, the NSW government is going to add seatbelt detectors. After a 9-month grace period, drivers caught not wearing seatbelts can be fined from mid-2024. Read more

Which Sydney suburbs have the worst traffic?

If you’ve been sitting in traffic today, you’re not the only one. Sydney is the most congested city in Australia and even more congested than Los Angeles or San Francisco. If possible, it’s worth avoiding certain suburbs and intersections in Sydney. Is it time for a congestion tax? Read more

Lowest and highest transport costs in Australia

The latest AAA Transport Affordability Index found Darwin households have the second lowest transport costs in Australia. But it’s the fourth least affordable city. Meanwhile, Alice Springs has the highest transport costs of the regions and is the second least affordable region after Launceston in Tasmania. Read more

How affordable is transport in Tasmania?

The latest AAA Transport Affordability Index found transport is not very affordable in Hobart or Launceston. Hobart had the lowest total transport costs but the least affordable transport of all cities. Launceston had the lowest average earnings and transport was the least affordable across Australia. Read more

Digital licences and new phone penalties

digital drivers licences fines

Motorists in Victoria can look forward to digital drivers licences in 2024 following a trial in Ballarat. From March 2023, a further crackdown on using devices while driving aims to reduce deaths from distraction. Meanwhile, free online testing and P licences continues for novice drivers. Read more