MELBOURNE INSURANCE broker John Paul Whitbread of Whitbread Insurance Brokers has taken up the cause of Dr Allan Manning and notified a wide circle of colleague brokers and clients to sign the petition on the dedicated website .

So far he has issued more the 60 emails drawing attention to the site and spoken by phone to many more.

Whitbread, a leading commercial class specialist broker in Melbourne’s upmarket business section of St Kilda Road, said he became involved very much in the interest of his clients.

Earlier reports in have shown that despite premiums dropping in commercial lines, state imposts, especially in Victoria, had kept premiums up and not passing on the benefits of the softening market.

Mr Whitbread said he had some 40 supporting responses within the first two days of his own emails and contacts drawing attention to the website.


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