Actuarial assessment referred to in publication dated 15 November 2002

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From: Julie Middleton

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Dear Department of the Treasury,

The publication available online dated 15 November 2002, Joint Communique - Ministerial Meeting on Public Liability Insurance, includes:

Actuarial assessment

Ministers noted an actuarial assessment on the Ipp Report recommendations provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The assessment showed that the implementation of elements of the Ipp Report could be expected to deliver an initial reduction in public liability premiums in the order of 13.5 per cent, where it can be quantified, and an 80 per cent reduction in the number of small claims. Further, the behavioural effects of adopting the suite of Ipp recommendations on the definition of negligence, duty of care, and other recommendations on liability reform should result in significantly larger savings over time. Significant reductions in medical indemnity insurance premiums of between 15 per cent and 18 per cent were also estimated for most jurisdictions.

I am seeking:

1. a copy of the document referred to as the Actuarial assessment in the above publication; and

2. a copy of the document provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers that was referred to in the above publication.

Yours faithfully,

Julie Middleton

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Dear Ms Middleton

 

We write to acknowledge receipt of your request, under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) seeking the following documents:

1. a copy of the document referred to as the Actuarial assessment in the
above publication; and

 

2. a copy of the document provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers that was
referred to in the above publication.

 

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Dear Ms Middleton

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

 

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From: Julie Middleton

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Dear Department of the Treasury,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of the Treasury's handling of my FOI request 'Actuarial assessment referred to in publication dated 15 November 2002'.

I do not accept that no minutes of the ministerial meeting exist.

The steps for a formal meeting begin with scheduling the meeting and inviting participants.

The minutes of a meeting are official and legal record of who was present, absentees and what was decided during the meeting.

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Yours faithfully,

Julie Middleton

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Please see the attached correspondence regarding FOI 2525.

 

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Dear Ms Middleton

Please see the attached correspondence.

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Dear Ms Middleton

 

Please see the attached correspondence regarding FOI 2625.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

The Treasury

Ph: +61 2 6263 2800

e: [1][email address

 

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