The STAYSAFE Committee is to conduct an inquiry into motor vehicle smash
repairs under the Preferred Repairer Scheme operated by NRMA Insurance and IAG,
and the risk to safety arising from:
(1) Repairers quoting for jobs by inspecting photos of damaged vehicles rather
than physically inspecting the damaged vehicle.
(2) Financial penalties if damage is later uncovered that was not apparent
through the internet photographs, possibly leading to cost cutting and unsafe
(3) Use of second hand vehicle parts, further compromising safety.
(4) The NRMA Insurance and IAG employing unqualified smash repair assessors to
photograph and help administer vehicles for repair.
The STAYSAFE Committee continues to invite written comment from interested
organisations, groups, and individuals. Submissions should be forwarded to:
The STAYSAFE Committee
Sydney NSW 2000
Submissions may also be forwarded by fax on (02) 9230 3309, or email to
Paul Gibson MP