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Floods, earthquakes and insurance coverage : issues, problems and solutions

Tarr, Julie-Anne (2011) Floods, earthquakes and insurance coverage : issues, problems and solutions. Australian Business Law Review, 39(2), pp. 111-120.

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Abstract

The recent floods in Queensland and elsewhere in Australia as well as the recent earthquakes in New Zealand have again given rise to very significant uninsured losses. This article looks at the issue of cover protection against catastrophes such as floods and earthquakes affecting home buildings and contents insurance and the standard cover provisions of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth). It points also to the possibility of a national scheme to cover natural disasters including floods.

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ID Code: 46066
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Flood Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Catastrophes, Insured Losses, Accountability
ISSN: 0310-1053
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BANKING FINANCE AND INVESTMENT (150200) > Insurance Studies (150204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters (Australia/NZ)
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2011 08:20
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2011 11:36

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