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PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

Mr McArthur, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) registers its concern about the escalating cost of public liability insurance, especially for smaller non-profit community groups;

(2) notes that a number of sporting and community groups indicate that further premium increases will curtail or end their activities in both urban and regional Australia; and

(3) calls on the Government to co-ordinate with State Governments urgent measures to cap claims and act against the litigious culture that contributes to high insurance premiums.

Debate ensued.

At 1.45 p.m., the time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 106A, Mr Andren was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate was made an order of the day for the next sitting.