Katy Gallagher has announced she’s introduced the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2011 into the Legislative Assembly.
Following consultation, the Government has made three significant changes:
— Non Economic Loss (NEL) is uncapped;
— the physical and psychological whole person impairment is set to 15%; and
— the amendments will be reviewed in 5 years.
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“These amendments build on the 2008 reform package by encouraging early rehabilitation and putting the focus back on health and not the gravy train that CTP claims once were for just about everyone but the claimant. These amendments do this by providing the necessary and critical value adding around injury identification, assessment, medical review and compensation structure to complement those reforms,” ACT Treasurer Katy Gallagher said.