Government weighs up accident insurance options

PEOPLE who are seriously injured in car accidents could be covered by a national insurance scheme, if the State Government's plans come to fruition.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Government was considering an option to implement the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS).

The scheme would cover people who sustain catastrophic injuries, irrespective of whether they were at fault in a crash.

The terms of reference for the parliamentary committee have been set and stakeholders and the community can now contribute to the discussion.

"Unless we act now, Queensland will be the only state or territory in Australia without a lifetime care and support scheme in place by 1 July next year," he said.

"That's unacceptable when you consider that each week about three Queenslanders sustain life-changing, catastrophic injuries as a result of a road traffic crash."

For more information visit maic.qld.gov.au.
 



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