Dear I am responding on behalf of Andrew Stoner, Shadow Minister for Roads, to your email about the increase in cost of CTP green slips in NSW. From 1 July, nearly 500,000 riders in NSW will have to deal with new green slip charges. Green slips and other extra taxes and charges that accompany insurance premiums have been a great source of revenue for cash-strapped NSW Labor Government. When Labor increased the green slip levy as a result of the addition of the Medical Care and Injury Services [MCIS] Levy in 2006, Morris Iemma said it would cost members of the community only $20. It is now running as high as 50% of CTP premiums. In 2010-11, the NSW Government’s Motor Accident Authority has a projected deficit of $18.2 million. This deficit is why you will pay more for your green slip levy from 1 July. From our understanding, the increases in CTP green slips for motorcycles will be more than 85 % in some cases. This will cost you up to $470 a year. Kristina Keneally’s Labor Government’s vision for our roads network involves more fines, more taxes and higher premiums but no new roads. Motorists and riders are already being hit with higher tolls, rising power and water costs and other cost of living pressures. These increases in CTP green slip charges will certainly not help. The NSW Liberals & Nationals understand your frustration and are investigating alternatives to this unreasonable price hike in close consultation with the Motorcycle Council of NSW. We will continue to keep you updated. Kind regards Ilse van de Meent Ilse van de Meent Policy Adviser Andrew Stoner MP NSW Leader of the Nationals Shadow Minister for Roads and Ports Shadow Minister for State and Regional Development Parliament House | Room 1214, Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000 email@example.com This gives a glipse into the current situation within the MAA, 18.2 million dollar projected debt 2010-11, and you guys at the MCC of NSW are not calling for an audit and, as to where all this money is going. We pay a hefty CTP price every year, a large portion of it goes directly to the MCIS, and you of the MCC of NSW do not highlight this, and are not representing us as a motorcycle council. A independant audit of the MAA should show up why we are paying such a large amount of cash into a government corporation . I encourage Mr Buckets to further my proposal for an independant audit into the MAA as to why we are paying so much to the MAA.