Gladesville, Australia (PRWEB) March 5, 2011
With all the disasters seen throughout Australia this year from floods to cyclones and all points in between, people everywhere are rebuilding their lives, board by board and brick by brick.
The Australian government has little in place to help citizens get their lives back on track after these disasters take place. After the disasters of this year there has been an increased call for government participation through programs like the EQC (Earthquake Commission) in New Zealand. This is the question that John Condon of Harbour City Homes is asking. He is confused as to why such a simple policy is not set up here in Australia - where we know natural disasters are a year to year event.
In a recent interview Condon said, "I don't understand why such a small nation (New Zealand) is able to predict and prepare for future events such as these, where as here in Australia we fail to do so. Why on Earth do we not have a system similar to the EQC in place in Australia? "
The EQC allowed homeowners in Christchurch to collect payouts within 8 weeks of last year's earthquake as long as the claims were less than $100,000. "That's a great deal of money to use to start rebuilding what Mother Nature has taken away," states Condon.
It seems there is news every year of some sort of natural disaster wreaking havoc, taking lives, and destroying property in Australia. Be it flood, fire, drought, or cyclones the results can be devastating. Sadly, there are many events that insurance doesn't even take care of. In the event of floods, for instance, unless one pays premium prices and "opts in" for special flood insurance, homes and property are not covered.
The whole process of waiting on insurance companies to decide whether they are going to honour policies and pay the claims puts homeowners and builders in a constant state of limbo for months, if not years after these natural disasters take place. Condon has seen first hand the stress this creates. "There is no way to know if a policy is going to be paid or how long it is going to take. Given the extent of destruction this year, it is time the Government put plans in place to protect natural disaster victims."
Harbour City Homes are experts in both original custom designed homes and pre-designed homes . For a free, no obligation, consultation please contact Harbour City Homes at http://www.HarbourCityHomes.com.au Phone: (02) 9817 2226 You may also reach John Condon on his private mobile phone 0404 866 899 for expert assistance.
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