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Inquiry Details

Personal injury compensation legislation

The inquiry was established on 8/12/04. The purpose of the inquiry is to examine recent changes in personal injury compensation legislation, in light of recent concerns expressed about high public liability insurance premiums.

Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 28 February 2006

Self-referred That the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1 inquire into, and report on the operations and outcomes of all personal injury compensation legislation (including but not limited to: claims by persons injured in motor accidents, transport accidents, accidents in the workplace, at public events, in public places and in commercial premises but not including claims by victims injured as a result of criminal acts) approved by the Parliament of New South Wales from 1999, with particular reference to: 1. The impact on employment in rural and regional communities; 2. The impact on community events and activities, and community groups; 3. The impact on insurance premium levels and the availability of cost-effective insurance; 4. The level and availability of Compulsory Third Party motor accident premiums required to fund claims cost if changes had not been implemented in 1999; and the impact on the WorkCover scheme if changes had not been implemented in 2001; and 5. Any other issue that the Committee considers to be of relevance to the inquiry.

That the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1 inquire into, and report on the operations and outcomes of all personal injury compensation legislation (including but not limited to: claims by persons injured in motor accidents, transport accidents, accidents in the workplace, at public events, in public places and in commercial premises but not including claims by victims injured as a result of criminal acts) approved by the Parliament of New South Wales from 1999, with particular reference to: 1. The impact on employment in rural and regional communities; 2. The impact on community events and activities, and community groups; 3. The impact on insurance premium levels and the availability of cost-effective insurance; 4. The level and availability of Compulsory Third Party motor accident premiums required to fund claims cost if changes had not been implemented in 1999; and the impact on the WorkCover scheme if changes had not been implemented in 2001; and 5. Any other issue that the Committee considers to be of relevance to the inquiry.


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