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Flood hit businesses rely on Gillard government delivering better than insurance companies

April 11, 2011

Australia’s peak body for small business advice is urging the federal government to set an example to the insurance industry by following through efficiently with its offer of extra funding to support networks like Business Enterprise Centres, which are stretched to breaking point assisting small businesses affected by natural disasters, says BEC Australia chair, Jack Hughes.

“The Gillard government has done the right thing offering $3.3 million to support the support groups doing the frontline work of helping small businesses recover and regroup after recent floods and cyclones,” says Mr Hughes.

“For example, the Ipswich Business Enterprise Centre has been stretched to breaking point as its staff and volunteers have reached out or responded to more than 600 local businesses needing help to access trauma counselling, apply for government support, and navigate the confusing minefields of insurance company claims. (more…)