Strange econ­omy

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

CY­CLONE Yasi’s im­pact is on­go­ing . . . with all the rain a North­ern Beaches fam­ily was hav­ing trou­ble with their sep­tic tank. They had it pumped out but the wa­ter ta­ble had risen so high that the empty tank col­lapsed com­pletely un­der the sheer weight of the sod­den soil, leav­ing them with­out any toi­let at all. Their in­surance com­pany said it would be weeks be­fore an asses­sor could come so they asked if they could hire a por­taloo for $ 30 a week. Oh no, was the re­sponse. That would be far too ex­pen­sive. In­stead, the in­surance com­pany of­fered to put them up in a ho­tel for the next fort­night! And we won­der why our pre­mi­ums are so high.

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