Sam Duluk MP, Member for Waite has passed another piece of legislation through both Houses of the South Australian Parliament.
The Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Insurer and Repairers) Amendment Bill 2021 outlines a mandatory Code of Conduct for all parties involved in vehicle repair dealings so consumers with damaged vehicles are treated fairly during an automotive insurance claim.
“I am glad to provide better protection for consumers during motor vehicle collisions and accidents, acknowledging the work of the leading industry body, Motor Trade Association (MTA) for their help in developing this reform”, said Mr Duluk.
“The MTA would like to thank Sam Duluk MP for introducing this Amendment Bill and his support in initiating the inquiry. The Amendment to the Fair-Trading Act will increase consumer choice, transparency and safety across the motor vehicle insurance and repair industry”, said MTA CO Paul Unerkov.
This success comes on the back of Mr Duluk recently passing his Criminal Law Consolidation (Bushfires) Amendment Bill 2021 to align the penalties for bushfire arson with general arson.
“With the start of the Bushfire Season, I hopeful that by raising the maximum penalty for bushfire arson to life imprisonment, this sends a very strong message of zero tolerance to firebugs”, said Mr Duluk.
Last year, Mr Duluk also passed legislation to provide exemptions for those suffering from domestic violence during COVID-19 to find safety interstate during travel border closures.
“I hope this demonstrates to the community, that I am willing and capable of working with all Members of Parliament to legislate significant reforms for our State”, said Mr Duluk.
Mr Duluk has three remaining pieces of legislation before Parliament, including an Exceptional Tree Register, Heritage Protection Measures and a Bill to ban Election Corflute Posters during State Elections.
Mr Duluk continues to demonstrate the key role of an Independent Member of the Cross Bench in formulating policy and passing legislation.