David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Member for Maranoa calls on insurance companies to help flood victims

December 6, 2021

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has made urgent representation to the Insurance Council of Australia around the feedback he’s receiving from locals affected by the recent flooding event.

Mr Littleproud is urging the Insurance Council of Australia to stand with affected residents and business owners to assist with swift and uncompromised recovery efforts.

“Locals are telling me there is confusion regarding flood insurance coverage, despite customers making regular repayments,” he said.

“This harrowing event must not be made more traumatic for residents and businesses – which are keen to rebuild as soon as possible – with insurance companies being reluctant to come to the table to support those hit-hard by this natural disaster.”

Whilst recent floodwaters have ripped through many communities in the Maranoa electorate, the border town of Inglewood was hit especially hard with 800 residents being evacuated during the night of November 30, 2021.

Mr Littleproud warned that the Maranoa flooding event is not over yet.

“While the clean-up effort has begun in Inglewood, other communities in the Goondiwindi Council region are expected to be affected by high flood waters in the coming days as water from the Macintyre River makes its way downstream and joins with other flooded creeks and rivers,” he said.

Mr Littleproud encouraged affected residents and businesses to open discussions with their insurers as soon as possible.

“Together, we call on insurance companies to do the right thing and not burden residents and businesses in their quest to recover and rebuild.”

“They’ve been through enough.”