• What solicitors should tell their personal injury clients about surveillance

    19th Mar 2020

    Tom Goudkamp OAM explains what legal advisors should tell their personal injury clients about insurer surveillance. If clients are truthful with doctors, medico-legal experts and their lawyers, surveillance will not harm them, and may even help their cases. Tom explains that the opportunity for insurers to ambush clients in court is now limited.

  • MAIC report confirms QLD CTP scheme is ‘stable, fair and affordable’

    27th Feb 2020

    Queensland’s CTP scheme has again been confirmed as the most affordable scheme in the country, following the release today of the 2019 CTP Scheme Insights Report from the independent regulator the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC).

  • Insurance coverage slashed for people innocently injured on Canberra’s roads: New MAI Act

    3rd Feb 2020

    People injured on Canberra’s roads are likely to face a ‘David and Goliath’ battle to receive adequate compensation, now that the new Motor Accident Injuries Act 2019 is in force, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA). 

  • Letting insurance companies change CTP will cost Queenslanders more

    8th Dec 2019

    RACQ’s Re-Think CTP campaign for a no fault scheme isn’t re-thinking anything new, says Greg Spinda, QLD State President, ALA.

  • Investigation reports and litigation privilege in motor vehicle accidents: Douglas v Morgan [2019] SASCFC 76

    15th Aug 2019

    Natasha Budimski outlines the recent Supreme Court of SA decision Douglas v Morgan & Ors. This case directly challenged the ability of CTP insurers to assert legal professional privilege over investigation reports obtained early on in a motor vehicle accident claim, and ultimately make determinations on liability based on those reports.

  • Drivers lose out in insurance shake-up

    18th Jul 2019

    The SA State Government’s recent rejection of a number of recommendations made by a parliamentary review into SA’s compulsory third party (CTP) scheme is bad news for injured motorists.

  • Government response to CTP review fails SA motorists

    28th Jun 2019

    The government has failed car accident victims in SA by refusing to accept many of the recommendations from the review of the state’s CTP scheme.

  • Canberra legal community condemns Barr Government’s unfair CTP scheme

    20th Mar 2019

    The Presidents of the ACT Bar Association (Steve Whybrow) and the ACT Law Society (Chris Donohue) and the ACT Director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (Jamie Ronald) today expressed their dismay and frustration that the ACT Government is continuing to push through its flawed CTP scheme.

  • Injured South Australians at risk after MAC CTP claims transferred to Berkshire Hathaway

    15th Dec 2018

    Plaintiff lawyers in South Australia say the transfer of the Motor Accident Commission’s CTP claims back book has put injured South Australians at risk.

  • Lawyers point to hypocrisy in insurer calls for Queensland CTP reform

    27th Nov 2018

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has strongly criticised calls from RACQ and Suncorp for changes to Queensland’s Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme that would see less benefits for injured motorists. 

  • Injured drivers will not be fairly compensated under proposed ACT MAI Bill

    1st Nov 2018

    The proposed ACT Motor Accidents Insurance (MAI) Bill will not provide proper compensation to injured motorists and will shift the balance of power in favour of the insurers, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

  • Revisions to NSW CTP scheme are failing injured motorists

    23rd Aug 2018

    Lawyers are urging the State Regulatory Insurance Authority (SIRA) to urgently publish data regarding complaints against insurance companies made by injured motorists since changes to the NSW CTP scheme were introduced.

  • Lawyers slam secret threats made by RACQ

    15th Feb 2018

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has slammed secret threats made by RACQ to pull out of Queensland’s Compulsory Third party (CTP) insurance scheme, as reported in today’s Courier Mail.

  • QLD CTP proposal slammed by lawyer group as insurer greed

    27th Aug 2017

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has strongly criticised calls from Suncorp and RACQ for changes to Queensland’s Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme that would see less benefits for injured motorists.

  • Community to help improve CTP in Canberra

    23rd Aug 2017

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has today welcomed Chief Minister Barr’s announcement that the ACT’s first citizen’s jury would soon be arranged to consider reform to the Territory’s Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme.

  • Disingenuous insurer seeking to undermine QLD CTP review process

    20th Mar 2017

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has today called out the actions of Queensland insurer RACQ as a disingenuous attempt to undermine the important review process currently underway into Queensland’s Comprehensive Third Party (CTP) scheme.

  • CTP reform gives all power to insurers

    29th Jun 2016

    The NSW Government has announced the intention to radically reform the NSW Green Slip scheme to limit benefits, ignore those with moderate-severity injuries, and exclude lawyers from representing 90% of the injured

  • CTP review must happen before MAC privatisation

    8th Dec 2015

    The SA Law Society and Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) have expressed grave concern that next year’s compulsory review of the CTP scheme will be a meaningless exercise unless it is conducted before the planned privatisation of the CTP scheme.

  • Govt must reveal model for no-fault insurance

    5th May 2015

    The State Government must end the uncertainty about which model of no-fault insurance scheme it will introduce, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today.

  • Levelling up the WA CTP road map

    16th Apr 2015

    With the WA government soon to make decisions on CTP, it is important that people do not lose important rights. 

  • Two dollars a week a small price to pay for no-fault insurance

    25th Feb 2015

    An extra two dollars a week to insure the average family car is all it would take to give Western Australia the best motor vehicle accident compensation scheme in Australia, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today.

  • Xenophon to voice concerns about SA CTP at ALA conference

    12th Jun 2013

    Senator Nick Xenophon is one of several high profile speakers to address the Australian Lawyers Alliance South Australian Conference on Friday as part of a program focussing on recent changes to South Australia’s CTP scheme.

  • SA victims’ rights sacrificed for road works

    6th Jun 2013

    “Since March 2012 the SA government has led the public to believe that the CTP scheme needed to be reformed to ensure its financial viability into the future. The 2013 SA Budget has shown that the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) has a healthy surplus and the SA government has wasted no time in helping itself to the surplus,” ALA SA President Patrick Boylen said today.

  • NSW green slip changes must put injured first – ALA

    10th May 2013

    NSW Compulsory Third Party insurance changes, introduced into parliament this week, and said by the government to be ‘fairer and more affordable’, are actually harming the very people they are designed to protect, reducing benefits and payment periods, the Australian Lawyers Alliance said today.

  • ALA concerned over Finance Minister's comments on green slip reform

    19th Feb 2013

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has expressed serious concern about the latest media release from the Minister for Finance and Services today regarding green slip reform.

  • Green slip reforms could increase costs and risks to family

    18th Feb 2013

    Proposed changes to the NSW green slip scheme, announced by the NSW Government on Sunday, could increase insurance costs for families and put them at risk of losing their homes if the main breadwinner is involved in a serious accident.

  • Unfair bureaucracy weighing NSW CTP scheme down

    21st Jan 2013

    Endless and unfair bureaucratic processes foisted on vulnerable accident victims were the biggest factors in the NSW third party insurance scheme’s inefficiency, the Australian Lawyers Alliance said today.

  • Legal community welcomes review of SA CTP scheme

    26th Nov 2012

    Australian and state peak legal bodies, the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the SA Law Society, are welcoming the SA CTP insurance White Paper report by SA Treasurer Jack Snelling, but warned administrative review was crucial to success of any such scheme.

  • Injured to suffer if ACT's 2011 CTP Bill is passed - ALA

    20th Aug 2012

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance is expressing concern that the ACT Government’s 2011 CTP Amendment Bill, due for parliamentary debate on Wednesday, will leave many traffic accident victims with an inability to financially sustain themselves throughout their lives.

  • ALA calls for inquiry into South Australia's CTP Scheme

    4th May 2012

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance is calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the South Australian Government’s planned CTP Scheme changes amid fears that an existing, fully-functional, fault-based scheme, currently delivering to the state’s road injured, is being sacrificed to force-fit the state into a national injury, no-fault insurance scheme, which may not deliver.