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Brisbane is the most congested city

Commuters in Brisbane may be unsurprised to learn it’s the most congested city in Australia. Not only that, it’s the 12th most congested city in the world. It even beats Rome, Bangkok and Washington. 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

RACQ plans to exit Qld CTP scheme

RACQ has announced its intention to withdraw from the Queensland CTP scheme. It is one of the four CTP insurers in Qld and has a 20-year record of providing CTP. Some 1.2 million motorists choose RACQ, which is a 26% share of the CTP market. Read more

Queensland MAIC reviews its CTP scheme

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Queensland last reviewed its CTP scheme in 2016. This state currently enjoys the most affordable CTP premiums on the mainland. In March 2023, the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) released a discussion paper about how to improve the state’s CTP scheme. Read more

Why Qld CTP insurers could lift their game on claims

On 1 February 2021, the Motor Accident Injuries Commission (MAIC) in Queensland introduced its first Claims Management Standard. It wants to make the CTP claims process more consistent, transparent and fairer. At the same time, data from MAIC quarterly insights reports will show Qld motorists how well the four insurers perform against this standard. 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

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

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

Queensland taxi owners sue over Uber

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Nearly a thousand taxi owners in Queensland are suing their government alleging Uber shrunk the value of their taxi rights. The combined loss of licence value across the state is estimated to be $1.5 billion. Taxi Council Queensland says it did not join the case because of poor prospects of success. Read more