The Motor Trade Association of South Australia has made its formal submission to the South Australian Economic and Finance Committee in relation to their Inquiry into the Collision Repair and Insurance Industry in SA.
The Committee will carefully look at each submission made by the MTA, repairers, insurance companies and their customers in an effort to examine the business practices of insurers and crash repairers, assess consumer choice for South Australians and determine the benefits of a mandated Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct.
MTA CEO, Paul Unerkov said, “It’s great to see that many Body Repair Specialist Division members have taken a stand on behalf of the industry and made a contribution to the Inquiry.”
“The Committee has received almost 50 submissions from repairers, insurers and their customers, (you can download and read the submisions by clicking here) indicating that there is a lot to investigate and will shine a light on practices within the industry which will hopefully lead to improvements in the relationship between collision repairers and insurance companies and protecting the interests of South Australian consumers.”
The MTA will be appearing at the first hearing on Wednesday, the 16th of October, at Parliament House and repairers who have made submissions will appear at hearings in late October and early November.
“We look forward to outcome of the Inquiry which is estimated to happen early in the new year as we continue to work towards creating a fair and functional relationship between insurers and collision repairers,” Unerkov said.