8 February 2011

First Insurance Council sponsored community meeting in Ipswich tonight

The first of six Insurance Council of Australia community information meetings to assist peopleaffected by the recent Queensland floods will be held in Ipswich tonight.

The meeting, sponsored by the Insurance Council, will be held in the auditorium of the W G HaydenHumanities Centre (Auditorium) at South Street in Ipswich from 7.00 pm.

The Insurance Council has joined with the Financial Ombudsman Service and Queensland Legal Aid inhosting the six meetings.

The Chief Executive of the Insurance Council of Australia, Mr Rob Whelan, said the meetings werecalled to provide both a forum for policy holders to raise insurance issues directly with the industryand for the Insurance Council to provide a brief on the recovery process.

Mr Whelan said policy holders should seek clarification on any issues they may have during the Question Time at the meeting.

Key note speakers from the Insurance Council, the Financial Ombudsman Service and QueenslandLegal Aid will outline the roles of their respective organisations and the support that policy holders can call on.

The next two meetings will be held tomorrow night (Wednesday, February 9) at the Goodna State School in Albert Street and on Thursday night at the Karalee State School in Summervilles Road. Both meetings also start at 7.00pm.

The three other meetings are scheduled for next week in Oxley, Yeronga and Indooroopilly.

Details of the six meetings are attached.

Details of the meetings hosted by the Insurance Council, the Financial Ombudsman’s Office and Queensland Legal Aid.

Tuesday 8 February 2011
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
W G Hayden Humanities Centre (Auditorium)
56 South Street
RSVP for Ipswich at http://guest.cvent.com/d/qdqgq9/4W  

Wednesday 9 February 2011
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Goodna State School
1 Albert Street
RSVP for Goodna at http://guest.cvent.com/d/pdqgql/4W  

Thursday 10 February 2011
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Karalee State School
Summervilles Road
RSVP for Karalee at http://guest.cvent.com/d/wdqgql/4W  

Tuesday 15 February 2011
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Oxley Bowling Club
24 – 30 Englefield Road
RSVP for Oxley http://guest.cvent.com/d/zdqbw5/4W

Wednesday 16 February 2011
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Yeronga Services Club (Function Room 1)
Cnr Fairfield Road and Kudumba Street
RSVP for Yeronga http://guest.cvent.com/d/ddqbw5/4W

Thursday 17 February 2011
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Uniting Church Hall
Cnr Station and Musgrave Roads,
RSVP for Indooroopilly http://guest.cvent.com/d/tdqbw5/4W

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