Three weeks since the 14 metre floods that devastated Lismore, residents are still cleaning up the mess. The clean up could take years, but ASU members in Lismore are not feeling supported by the federal government.
ASU delegate and local Lismore resident Maralyn Schofield on #abc730.— Australian Services Union (@asu_nsw_act) March 17, 2022
Why is the government missing in action every time there is a disaster?
Community workers like Maralyn need ongoing support and funding to rebuild. https://t.co/TKnpwuCXQ7
In a story by ABC's 7:30, ASU member and delegate Maralyn speaks about the huge clean up effort, and how the price of flood insurance is causing a large gap between those who can afford it, and those who can't.
Maralyn was quoted $40,000 to add flood cover to her home insurance, but it was too expensive. Now her home is destroyed.
"There needs to be better regulation. So what we're seeing is the haves and the have-nots in the insurance industry."