This report presents the first 12 months' data from the combined Medical Indemnity National Collection (MINC) of public and private sector medical indemnity claims. This is the first report on medical indemnity in Australia to combine public and private sector data. The data in this report cover claims current at any time during the reporting period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005. That is, claims that were open, new claims that arose, and claims finalised during the period. There is information on the incidents that give rise to and the medical specialties involved in claims, the people affected by these incidents, the nature of injury, and the size, outcome and length of time claims have been open.