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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

New CTP class for your rideshare vehicle

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Since 3 October 2017, owners of rideshare vehicles in Queensland can apply for a new class of compulsory third party insurance (CTP). Class 26 is the new class for “booked hire”. It applies to Qld registered vehicles that are used for rideshare or ride-booking services, such as Uber or GoCatch. Read more

Are speed cameras just for revenue?

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President of Queensland Police Union caused a stir recently when he claimed covert speed cameras were for revenue only. He also said too much time passes between speeding and getting a ticket for the fine to be relevant. No doubt, many would agree with him. But Queensland police are determined to keep using unmarked mobile speed cameras. Read more

Unfair petrol prices in Brisbane

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Brisbane drivers have been paying 3.3 cents per litre too much in the past year. Together they spend $50 million more on petrol each year than motorists in other capital cities. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says fuel retailers have, for eight years, been enjoying high prices at the expense of motorists. Read more

Do Queenslanders understand CTP?

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Just because you register your vehicle every year does not mean you know all about compulsory third party (CTP) insurance. This is why Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) regularly surveys Qld motorists and new car buyers to find out how much they understand CTP insurance. Read more

Queensland CTP scheme is under review

The Queensland regulator, MAIC, has just reviewed the CTP insurance scheme in Qld and made some recommendations. The point of the review was to see if the scheme could be more affordable, efficient and fairer. It examined, for example, premium prices, legal fees, ridesharing and insurer profits. Read more