Planned new laws will see passengers injured during domestic flights get more than $200,000 extra in compensation payments.
In the first increase since 1994, insurance compensation payouts for air victims will be raised from $500,000 to $725,000, according to news.com.au.
Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said the change will bring Australia up to speed with international practices, ensuring airlines move fast for a fair settlement with victims and their families involved.
The legislation for the insurance changes will be introduced by the minister to parliament this week.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Aussie airline compo payouts raised $200k
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W