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Australian Government - Natural Disaster Insurance Review

Issues Paper

Issues Paper 739KB 649KB
Issues Paper Executive Summary 171KB 123KB
Issues Paper Executive Summary and Questions 89KB 107KB


The Natural Disaster Insurance Review was announced on 4 March 2011 by the Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, following the floods and other extreme weather events of the past summer. The Review Panel has been asked to examine the availability and affordability of insurance with particular emphasis on flood and other natural disasters.

On 2 June 2011 the Review Panel released an Issues Paper that identifies three alternative models to improve access to flood cover for home insurance. It also considers whether any new arrangements for flood insurance for homes might be extended to contents, strata title buildings and small business.

The Review Panel is seeking the views of interested people and organisations on the propositions, questions and options included in the Issues Paper.


Submissions closed on 14 July 2011.

Non-confidential submissions have been published on the Natural Disaster Insurance Review Website.