Transport accidents

  • TAC amendments allowing professional administration fees may fail

    8th Nov 2018

    A discussion of legislative amendments that will impact TAC claimants in Victoria.

  • 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

  • Scheme to support Qld'ers badly injured in car accidents welcomed

    11th Nov 2015

    An announcement today from the Qld State Government to consider options for implementing a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) to protect people catastrophically injured in motor vehicle accidents has been commended by the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

  • 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. 

  • MH370 victim compensation deadline looms

    10th Feb 2015

    Families of victims of the MH370 disaster only have one more year in which to bring compensation claims against Malaysia Airlines before time runs out, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today.

  • MH17 victim compensation likely to be inadequate

    25th Jul 2014

    Compensation from Malaysia Airlines which may be available to families of the victims of Flight MH17 is likely to be inadequate, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today.

  • Changes to Motor Accident Commission at cost to SA rights

    20th Jun 2014

    Changes to the Motor Accident Commission may rob South Australians injured in motor accidents of adequate support, the Australian Lawyers Alliance said today.

  • Napthine Government erodes separation of powers

    3rd Mar 2014

    Individuals injured in a road accident in Victoria may be worse off following legislative changes which will impede access to appeals, writes Geraldine Collins, National President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

     

  • South Barwon voters say no to TAC changes – ALA

    7th Nov 2013

    Voters in the Liberal-held seat of South Barwon have overwhelmingly voiced their disapproval for planned cuts to the Transport Accident Commission scheme as part of a poll commissioned by the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

  • Seymour voters say no to TAC changes – ALA

    7th Nov 2013

    Voters in the Liberal-held seat of Seymour have overwhelmingly voiced their disapproval for planned cuts to the Transport Accident Commission scheme as part of a poll commissioned by the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

  • Frankston voters say no to TAC changes – ALA

    7th Nov 2013

    Voters in the Independent seat of Frankston have overwhelmingly voiced their disapproval for planned cuts to the Transport Accident Commission scheme as part of a poll commissioned by the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

  • Bentleigh voters say no to TAC changes – ALA

    7th Nov 2013

    Voters in the Liberal-held seat of Bentleigh have overwhelmingly voiced their disapproval for planned cuts to the Transport Accident Commission scheme as part of a poll commissioned by the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

  • Marginal electorate poll says ‘no’ to TAC changes

    30th Oct 2013

    Victorian voters are overwhelmingly rejecting planned cuts to the Transport Accident Commission scheme.

  • Lack of injury law consultation by Vic Gov

    28th Oct 2013

    “Lack of stakeholder engagement prior to altering long standing Victorian transport accident injury laws, is likely to lead to a costly increase in mental illness in the community,” the Australia Lawyers Alliance National President, Geraldine Collins, warned today.

  • Vic's accident victims will suffer if new bill passes – ALA

    17th Oct 2013

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance is concerned that a Bill, before the Victorian Parliament, is changing the definition of what it means to have suffered a serious psychiatric injury. It appears the intent is to save the Transport Accident Commission money at the expense of injured people.

  • Common law rights must be retained for WA victims of MVA – ALA

    11th Sep 2013

    “The fundamental right of Western Australians to be able to afford lifetime medical care following motor vehicle injury must be retained along side any new no-fault scheme or the quality of life for injury victims will be eroded,” Australian Lawyers Alliance personal injury spokesman Asanka Gunasekera said today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lawyers meet minister to discuss proposed WorkCover changes

    28th Mar 2012

    Representatives of the legal profession including, The Australian Lawyers Alliance, The NSW Bar Association and The NSW Law Society, met with Finance Minister, Greg Pearce, today, to discuss proposed changes to Workers Compensation and Motor Accident compensation schemes.

  • ALA concerned about erosion of rights

    27th Feb 2012

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance, SA President, Tony Kerin, today commented on Treasurer Jack Snelling’s remarks at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia conference held in Adelaide on February 24, 2012.