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Wednesday, 12 April 1972
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Senator LAUCKE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I ask the Minister for Civil Aviation: Is it a fact that Australian insurance companies have announced that they will not issue cover against property damage which might result from supersonic aircraft boom? Will the Minister ascertain the reasons why the insurance companies have applied this restriction? Will this matter be investigated with a view to such cover being made available to those who desire it to be included in their comprehensive property insurances?


Senator COTTON - When I read this report in the Press, I directed that an inquiry be made into the matter because it seemed to me to be quite unrealistic, to say the least, for insurance companies to express reservations well ahead of any potential event or any possible contemplated danger.







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