The ACCC has yesterday released an issues paper for inquiry into residential building, contents and strata insurance in northern Australia.

The inquiry will help to address concerns about insurance affordability, promote more informed and more competitive insurance markets and make a difference for consumers in northern Australia. The terms of reference for the inquiry are on ACCC website.

The inquiry panel provided for:

UOAQ encourages all our members to contribute in this important process:

  • Provide a submission or respond to the online questionnaire.
  • If you have friends / family who live in northen Australia, asking them to make a submission or respond to the online questionnaire as local consumers themselves.
  • Spread the word to the other interested organisations and local communities.

Responses to the issues paper are due by 21 December 2017.

Public forums

ACCC will also be holding public forums across northern Australia (details below), for “a chance for us to hear directly from the community“.¬† All interested parties are invited to attend and there is no need to pre-register.

LocationDate (2017)Venue and time
TownsvilleWednesday 15 NovemberHotel Grand Chancellor, 5:30pm
CairnsThursday 16 NovemberRydges Plaza Cairns, 5:30pm
DarwinWednesday 22 NovemberOaks Elan Darwin, 5:30pm
Alice SpringsThursday 23 NovemberAurora Alice Springs, 5:30pm
BroomeWednesday 29 NovemberOaks Broome, 5:30pm
KarrathaThursday 30 NovemberIbis Styles Karratha, 5:30pm
RockhamptonTuesday 5 DecemberTravel Lodge Hotel, 5:30pm
MackayWednesday 6 DecemberQuest Mackay, 5:30pm


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