Save the Barra Fun Park

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The Townsville Barra Fun Park is a local, family-owned business serving our community for over 20 years. We strive to provide a place to go when looking for a great family day out as well as birthday parties, weddings, and school camps. The parks history embraces generations of families who were children, now bringing their children.

Our closure is due to the rejection of renewal of our public liability policy. This has been refused by insurance companies worldwide and have come to understand that this is not an isolated incident, it has become an issue for hundreds of small businesses across Australia. It has been deemed a “national crisis killing small business” by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) for many insurance types across Australia.

Our closures’ effect on our community is devastating as it means the loss of our family’s livelihood, the loss of jobs for my 30 employees, and the extended business in our community. However, this situation is bigger than just us as many businesses across Australia and, even some in our community, have been forced to close with similar issues. This is not a case of failing to meet insurer requirements, it is a case of insurance companies being allowed the freedom to redefine risk as to exclude people from the market.

We ask for your support in signing our petition in the hopes that by combining our voices we will force a change. We call upon the Australian Federal Government to recognise this crisis and work with the ASBFEO to orchestrate a solution.

From Brent and the team, we thank you!