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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into WA’s Automotive Smash Repair Industry

Date Commenced:05/16/2018
Tabling Date:11/29/2018
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Economics and Industry Standing Committee

House:Legislative Assembly

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Ms Jessica Jane Shaw MLA
Mr Sean Kimberley L'Estrange MLA
Mr Yaz Mubarakai MLA
Mr Stephen James Price MLA
Hon. Donald Terrence (Terry) Redman MLA

Staff Members: Dr David Worth (Principal Research Officer)
Mr Lachlan Gregory (Research Officer)

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Terms of Reference:The Economics and Industry Standing Committee resolved to inquire into and report on:

1) Automotive smash repair work and whether it is being carried out to adequate safety and quality standards in Western Australia;

2) The current Motor Vehicle Insurance and Repair Industry Code of Conduct, its governance structure and dispute resolution mechanisms and whether it is effective at regulating the relationship between repairers and insurers, and in serving consumer interests;

3) Consumer choice, consumer protection and consumer knowledge in respect of contracts and repairs under insurance policies; and

4) The business practices of insurers, and repairers, including vertical integration in the market, the transparency of those business practises and implications for consumers.

The Committee will report to the House by 29 November 2018.

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Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Australian Association of Progressive Repairers- Mr Greg Preston, CEO received on 31 May 2018

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