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[NSW] Call for an Audit on the MAA/MCIS Levy

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by sunite, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Yes, we need transparency

    15 vote(s)
  2. No, they need discretion

    2 vote(s)
  1. 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

    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

    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.
  2. seriously dude, go along to the meetings and make your point there. You might as well be pissing into the wind than saying it here.
  3. So we'll see you at the protest on the 31st?
  4. Sup mr adam, well since mr Buckets is a admin on two wheels forum, i decided to post the issue there and raise awareness of it to the people of two wheels forum,

    i cannot mr bonk unless you lend me your motorcycle, my bike is dead atm,
  5. I dont think you need to have a bike to be there, they need physical people, not bikes.

    I dont think bonk was so much asking if you could go as opposed to if you would go.

    If you're free at the time, I would recommend it.
  6. From what I understand it, Rob (Buckets) wants bodies - go along with your helmet and add your support.

    The audit might be a wee bit difficult since it's private companies carrying out the insurance scheme. It's not simple and straightforward like it would be in states which only have a public insurance body.
  7. You're correct, it's far more important to have people show up (preferably with your helmet in hand). He has also requested that business types show up in their suits (with helmet in hand).
  8. My bike's off the road, too.
    I'm working on having it back in action by next week; but even if it's not, I shall be at the protest.

    You should try to be there, mate. It will be a good thing.