Cyclists, motorcyclists, unions, allied health professionals, community groups and lawyers have had a significant win, receiving commitments from both major parties not to strip rights for injured Queensland motorists.
The Save Our CTP Coalition launched in July to campaign to protect the legal rights of all Queensland road users in the State’s CTP scheme, after major insurers RACQ and Suncorp tried to overhaul the scheme to boost their bottom lines and remove common law rights.
Save Our CTP Coalition Director Simon Morrison today thanked the LNP for its commitment and for standing up for Queensland road users.
“The Save Our CTP Coalition thanks the LNP for its written commitment to not strip CTP rights for injured Queensland road users,” Mr Morrison said.
“Queensland has one of the best and most affordable CTP schemes in Australia – it is a scheme that all Queenslanders can be proud of and one we should continue to fight for in making sure we continue to have the best scheme in Australia.”
“Stripping common law rights and changing to a no-fault scheme would have meant all road users paid more and insurers would also have more control over compensation for injured people, without oversight from the courts,” Save Our CTP Coalition Director Karen Murphy said.
“We are very pleased that the LNP have sided with injured Queensland road users and that the push from RACQ and Suncorp to change our scheme has been rejected.”
“Today’s response, and the existing commitment from the Palaszczuk Government, puts beyond doubt that our CTP scheme will be safe whoever forms Government following the upcoming election,” Save Our CTP Coalition Director Michelle James said.
“The LNP have stood up for injured road users, by committing to protect our fair, affordable and nation-leading CTP scheme and we congratulate them for this,” Save Our CTP Coalition member Steve Hoey of Therapy Solutions said.
The LNP’s commitment follows an earlier commitment to the Save Our CTP Coalition from the Palaszczuk Government to not restrict legal rights for injured road users.