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Select Committee on the motor vehicle repair industry

Committees of the 55th Parliament (2011-2015) have expired. Committees of the 56th Parliament will be appointed shortly.
Resolution passed 19 November 2013, Votes No 181, item 17
(1) A select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on the
Motor Vehicle Repair Industry, be appointed to inquire into and report on the
motor vehicle repair industry.

(2) The committee is to examine and report on:

(a) Smash repair work and whether it is being carried out to adequate
safety and quality standards;
(b) The current Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry
Code of Conduct, its governance structure and dispute resolution mechanisms
and whether it is effective at regulating the relationship between repairers
and insurers, and in serving consumer
interests;
(c) Consumer choice, consumer protection and consumer knowledge in
respect of contracts and repairs under insurance policies;
(d) The business practices of insurers and repairers, including
vertical integration in the market, the transparency of those business
practices and implications for consumers; and
(e) Alternative models of regulation, including in other jurisdictions.

(3) The committee consist of five members, as follows:
(a) Three government members, one of whom shall be Mr John Barilaro
(b) One opposition member, and
(c) One independent member, being Mr Greg Piper

(4) Mr John Barilaro shall be the Chair of the committee.

(5) The members shall be nominated in writing to the Clerk of the Legislative
Assembly by the Government Whip and the Opposition Whip by 20 November 2013.
Any changes in membership, including the independent member, shall also be so
notified.

(6) The committee have leave to sit during the sitting or any adjournment of
the House.

(7) The committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of
New South Wales and other states and territories of Australia.

(8) The committee is to report by 30 May 2014.

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