An inquiry is currently being conducted into insurers’ responses to 2022 major flood claims, with affected constituents from the Parkes electorate called to participate.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging residents of the Parkes electorate who experienced the devastation of the 2022 floods to take part in a survey on the process of claiming insurance as a result of this period of natural disaster.
“The 2022 floods caused immense destruction to parts of the Parkes electorate, with water infiltrating streets, homes, businesses and whole communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“Following the catastrophic impact of flooding, many affected residents would have made claims with their insurers to try to recoup some of the costs of cleaning up the damage, and that is what this inquiry is looking into.
“I’ve been contacted by many residents from areas as far afield as Gunnedah, Wee Waa and Narrabri who have raised their concerns with me about the struggle to access insurance. There have also been complaints about the high costs of insurance following these floods, which have risen in many areas.
“The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics wishes to maximise opportunities for flood-affected individuals to contribute to the inquiry, with the online survey and submissions remaining open until 30 September 2024.”
To complete the survey or find out more information please visit the web page: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Economics/FloodInsuranceInquiry
The Inquiry can also be contacted by phone: (02) 6277 4707 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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