The Attorney General has asked the Law Reform Commission to review section 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW).
The review is being conducted under the section 10 of the
Law Reform Commission Act 1987.
Pursuant to section 10 of the
Law Reform Commission Act 1967, the NSW Law Reform Commission is asked to review and report on section 6 of the
Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW), which provides a mechanism enabling third parties to assert and enforce a statutory charge over insurance moneys payable to an insured person in circumstances where the insured's solvency is in question.
The Commission is asked to consider whether the section should be repealed or amended, and in this context consider whether the policy objectives remain valid and, if so, whether those objectives could be better achieved.
In undertaking this review, the Commission should have regard to:
On 19 April 2016 the Law Reform Commission released
Consultation Paper 17: Third party claims on insurance money: review of s6 of the
Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 [PDF, 270kb].
The consultation paper provides an overview of the law relating to section 6 and sets out a number of options for reform.
See the Law Reform Commission's privacy and information policy for further information.
The closing date for submissions was
Friday, 20 May 2016.
Law Reform Commission Act 1987 (NSW)
Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 (NSW)