15 November 2021
Governments should recognise and support the role of local co-operatives in improving natural disaster risk mitigation and resilience in rural communities, a report says.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) report, which includes a foreword by NSW Bushfire Inquiry Co-Chairman Mary O’Kane, outlines four case studies to highlight benefits that can be achieved and makes recommendations for governments.
Proposals include that the establishment of member-driven resilience funds and insurance pools for primary producers be included in models for consideration by governments when addressing insurance and risk issues, in partnership with the mutual insurance industry.
Read the full article, Greater resilience role proposed for rural co-operatives, on InsuranceNews.com.au, 15 November 2021.