The NSW government move to drop its controversial green slip legislation is a win for motorists, according to the Wollongong Law Society.
Earlier this week Finance Minister Andrew Constance announced the government was withdrawing the CTP bill from Parliament.
The revamp, championed by sacked finance minister Greg Pearce, included the introduction of a ‘‘no fault’’ scheme which it was claimed would lead to a reduction in premiums.
However, the Wollongong Law Society said extending coverage to at-fault drivers, while reducing premiums, would have also meant those injured in car accidents would have received much smaller payouts.
‘‘It’s certainly a good thing for people who are injured in motor vehicle accidents,’’ Law Society president David Potts said of the decision to revoke the bill.
‘‘The legislation that was proposed by the government was flawed in a number of ways, so we’re pleased that the legislation in the form that it was introduced wasn’t proceeded with.’’
In withdrawing the bill, Mr Constance said it was because it did not have the support of Labor and the Greens, an explanation Mr Potts found strange.
‘‘That’s odd because it’s never had support from Labor and the Greens,’’ he said.
‘‘The press reports show that the Shooters Party, who were fundamentally important as to whether or not it was going to get through, were supporting the bill. So I really don’t know the reasons the government didn’t proceed with it.’’