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Programs published for flood insurance inquiry hearings in Caboolture, Logan and Lismore, 9-11 April

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The House Standing Committee on Economics has published the programs for its upcoming public hearings in Caboolture (Moreton Bay), Beenleigh (Logan) and Lismore (northern NSW) on 9–11 April for its inquiry into insurers’ responses to 2022 major floods claims.

The hearing programs are available on the inquiry website.

Committee Chair Daniel Mulino MP said it was not too late for locals affected by the 2022 floods to register to share their insurance experiences in community statement sessions at each of the hearings.

“I encourage anyone interested to contact us as soon as possible about making a statement, but we can also sign people up on the day – subject to available time.”

Dr Mulino said priority to speak would be given to locals who had registered in advance.

Individuals who want to make a statement at the hearings should email floodinsurance.reps@aph.gov.au.

They should write ‘Public hearing’ and the hearing location (whether Caboolture, Logan or Lismore) in the subject line and include full name(s) for each person who wants to participate, as well as a contact number and email address.

Anyone is welcome to attend the hearings, and a live audio stream will also be available on the APH website.

Submissions

Submissions to the inquiry can still be uploaded through this online link or by email to floodinsurance.reps@aph.gov.au until 31 July 2024.

Online survey

A survey about people’s experiences with insurers following the 2022 floods is open until 31 July and is available here: Insurers’ responses to 2022 major flood claims.

For further information contact the Committee secretariat on 02 6277 4707 or floodinsurance.reps@aph.gov.au.

Upcoming public hearings, April 2024:

Moreton Bay, Qld – local councils, businesses, community organisations and community members

Date: 9 April 2024
Time: 9.45 am
Location: Caboolture Hub – Seminar Rooms 1 & 2
Level 1, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture

Logan, Qld – local councils, businesses, community organisations and community members

Date: 10 April 2024
Time: 12 noon
Location: Beenleigh Events Centre, Function Room 2
Kent St, Beenleigh

Lismore, NSW – local councils, businesses, community organisations and community members

Date: 11 April 2024
Time: 9.00 am
Location: Invercauld House, Conference Rooms 3 & 4
163 Invercauld Rd, Goonellabah

Media inquiries

Committee Chair
Dr Daniel Mulino MP
02 6277 4311
Daniel.Mulino.MP@aph.gov.au

Background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4707
floodinsurance.reps@aph.gov.au

For more information about this committee, visit its website. On the site, you can read submissions and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track this Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand side of the page.

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