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Annual Report 2015 Motor Accidents (Compensation) Commission (MACC)



Annual Report 2015 Motor Accidents (Compensation) Commission (MACC)

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Northern Territory Motor Accidents (Compensation) Commission Annual Report 2015 Page 1 Motor Accidents Compensation Commission Motor Accidents (Compensation) Commission (MACC) The Motor Accidents (Compensation) Commission commenced operations on 1 January 2015. It is a Government-owned entity with the Commissioner appointed by the Treasurer. The key functions of MACC are to: Administer the MAC Scheme in accordance with the Motor Accidents (Compensation) Act on behalf of the Northern Territory Government Manage the Fund Promote road safety The Northern Territory Motor Accidents (Compensation) (MAC) Scheme is owned by the Northern Territory Government. Prior to January 2015, the Scheme was administered by the Territory Insurance Office (TIO), also then a NT Government owned entity. As permitted by legislation, MACC has entered into a MAC Management Agreement with Allianz Australia Insurance Limited for claims and fund administration, which continue to be provided by TIO, now a division of Allianz. The MAC Management Agreement sets out the framework for the administration of the MAC Scheme and Fund. The MAC Commissioner From 1 July 2015, Jim Colvin was appointed by the Treasurer as the MAC Commissioner for a period of three years. The Commissioner is responsible for administering the MAC Scheme in accordance with the Motor Accidents (Compensation) Act, to manage the MAC Fund and promote road safety. Jim Colvin Jim was previously employed by the Northern Territory Government (Departments of Treasury and Finance and Chief Minister) in senior policy and financial advisory roles. He has subsequently been engaged as a consultant to assist with a wide range of projects, including the sale of TIOs insurance and banking businesses. Prior to his appointment as MAC Commissioner, Jim was a Senior Economist with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. He has extensive experience in monopoly regulation, corporate governance for government owned businesses and industry restructuring.He continues to consult to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on these matters.

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