Suncorp Group backs Royal Commission
Suncorp Group has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will examine the opportunity to improve resilience and strengthen efforts to mitigate the impacts of natural disasters.
Suncorp Insurance CEO Gary Dransfield said that in the wake of the unprecedented bushfires, the Royal Commission is an opportunity to build a more resilient Australia: “We are encouraged by the Terms of Reference including the need to improve community resilience and adapt to a changing climate.
“My hope is that the Royal Commission will lead to more positive outcomes for the millions of Australians facing growing natural disaster risk every year.
“I’ve seen firsthand the devastating impacts this summer’s bushfires and storms have had on so many communities and individuals across our country.
“As an insurer, we know from previous natural disasters what it will take to rebuild, and the importance of being aware of the emotional, physical and financial toll this process takes on those affected.
“We need practical solutions, initiatives and measures to help our communities and individuals better prepare for what lays ahead.”