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SDA Exemption application: Auto & General Insurance Company Limited & Ors, re: Marital Status (2009)

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Friday 14 December, 2012

Notice of application for temporary exemption

The Australian Human Rights Commission has received an application from Auto & General Insurance Company Limited, A & G Insurance Services Limited, Australian Insurance Holdings Pty Ltd, and their employees, agents, insurance distributors and contractors.

This application is made pursuant to s 44 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) and is for an exemption from the operation of ss 22(1)(b), 22 (1)(c) and 27 of the Act.

The applicants request the exemption to allow them to price their policies differentially based on a customer’s marital status, according to actuarial data about the relative claims risk associated with different marital status.

The exemption is sought for five years.



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