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Government takes over the public liability for the woolshed and Albert Hall

By johnboy - 26 June 2012 3

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Chief Minister Gallagher has the very welcome news that people wanting to rent the Albert Hall and Yarralumla Woolshed will now need just $150 to take out the ever vexatious public liability insurance.

This will be done on a 12-month trial basis – beginning 1 July 2012 – to determine its use and effectiveness.

“It is expected that casual hirers, such as families and individuals, will now be able to obtain insurance coverage for approximately $150 (ex GST) per event which will be in addition to the hiring fee,” the Chief Minister said.

“This will make it easier for members of the community, especially young people, to hire these two venues, which have such strong ties to Canberra. The previous requirement for people hiring the venues to belong to organisations which had public liability insurance often restricted the number of casual hirers.

Good work, good move, and I look forward to the events this will spawn.

[Photo by Asher Floyd of the 2008 Jester Ball at the Albert Hall]

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3 Responses to
Government takes over the public liability for the woolshed and Albert Hall
Deref 11:37 am 26 Jun 12

Halle-bloody-lujah. There is intelligent life on Earth.

Whichever moron decided to impose impossible costs on our use of the facilities we own should be placed firmly in the stocks in Garema place for at least three weeks.

EvanJames 11:23 am 26 Jun 12

This public liability insurance thing is a huge problem. It actually put a stop to a lot of country activities, for years, and continues to be a dead hand on any initiatives. Community groups who used to hold events, car boot sales, sausage sizzles et al now have to contend with really large premiums that eat up the results of fundraising.

I remember a time when it wasn’t normal to go around suing everything.

Chop71 10:20 am 26 Jun 12

I remember attending a few B & S Balls @ the woolshed back in the day ………… it was bloody cold but always entertaining

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