Christopher sarcastically pointed out that preliminary reports leading up to the proposed changes were written or commissioned by the Motor Accidents Authority which operates the CTP scheme. (It has since been renamed the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), but the sentiments are the same:
“NSW has set the stage for this change with a number of reports written or commissioned by the MAA to the MAA about the MAA scheme that the MAA runs and the MAA has wanted to change for five years in order for the MAA to run a new scheme,” he says.
The Government advises that the proposed changes will only affect those with minor injuries with under 11% Whole Person Impairment (WPI). However, this is nearly 90% of injured motor accident victims.
A fused ankle is only 4% WPI and this could ruin your life. A rider receiving a knee injury could have their entire future changed for the worse. All for the saving of $3 per week on a Greenslip.
Christopher agrees that there is need for change to be made to the CTP/Greenslip system in NSW. However, he says many people are not convinced that the proposed changes are the way to go.