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A crisis of underinsurance threatens to scar rural Australia permanently

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Lucas, C and Eriksen, C and Bowman, D, A crisis of underinsurance threatens to scar rural Australia permanently, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 7 January 2020 (2020) [Newspaper Article]


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Abstract

Australia is in the midst of a bushfire crisis that will affect local communities for years, if not permanently, due to a national crisis of underinsurance. Already more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed – with months still to go in the bushfire season. Compare this to 2009, when Victoria’s "Black Saturday" fires claimed more than 2,000 homes in February, or 1983, when the "Ash Wednesday" fires destroyed about 2,400 homes in Victoria and South Australia, also in February.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:underinsurance, bushfire
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Lucas, C (Dr Chloe Lucas)
UTAS Author:Bowman, D (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:136556
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-01-08
Last Modified:2021-04-27
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