Maryborough MP Chris Foley.
Maryborough MP Chris Foley. Karleila Thomsen

CTP insurers don't cover death: MP

HUMAN life may be priceless but the financial cost of a death is not recognised by compulsory third-party insurers, according to Member for Maryborough Chris Foley.

Mr Foley was approached recently by a woman who left broken-hearted and out-of-pocket after her husband was killed in a car crash despite wearing a seatbelt.

"The driver of the vehicle was only covered by Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance," he said.

"Whilst CTP insurance will compensate a victim $25,000 plus costs for the loss of a finger, or $100,000 plus costs for the loss of sight, if a person dies in an accident, the next of kin receives no compensation as a result from CTP Insurance."

Mr Foley urged Minister for Transport and Multicultural Affairs Annastasia Palaszczuk to investigate.

"Will the minister and the department petition all insurance agencies to include a compensation pay-out under compulsory third party insurance if a person dies in a vehicle accident?" Mr Foley asked in a question on notice.

"As it currently stands, you could receive compensation for the loss of a finger, however no one is compensated in the event of a fatality."

Ms Palaszczuk is expected to provide a response by December 19.



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