GOOD NEWS ON INSURANCE FOR VICTORIAN COMMUNITY GROUPS
Dr Rhonda Galbally AO, the Chief Executive Officer of ourcommunity.com.au
welcomed the announcement of the Municipal Association of Victoria's
Community Groups Insurance Scheme's extension and price freeze.
Dr Galbally also congratulated the State Government for providing
leadership and said ourcommunity.com.au, a resource for Australian
community and non-profit groups, had been proud to work with the
Government and MAV to provide practical risk management assistance for
She said one of the biggest benefits of the scheme was that many
Victorian events and festivals were able to go ahead.
"It has been vitally important to offer a lifeline to groups but also
to ensure the survival of hundreds of community events and festivals
that are the lifeblood of our communities," Dr Galbally said.
"Many of these community events and festivals - whether a Carols by
Candlelight, a regional music festival or a potato festival - draw the
community together and build a united community.
"Those events and festivals that make up about a third of the groups
covered through the scheme are absolutely vital to our towns and
suburbs. They help to define local towns and as well as building
community spirit, they create financial spin-offs by drawing visitors
who spend money and create jobs."
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Brian Walsh on (w) (03) 9320 6813 or (m) 0411 22 7585.