Launch of the joint Understand Insurance/ Smartraveller travel insurance campaign in Canberra

ICA CEO Rob Whelan introduces the findings of the latest joint Understand Insurance/Smartraveller travel insurance research

ICA CEO Rob Whelan talks about the costs of not having travel insurance

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop talks about Australians seeking consular assistance overseas

Minister Julie Bishop: "If you can't afford travel insurance, then you shouldn't be travelling"

Minister Julie Bishop welcomes Kate Fitzsimons, Director of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation

Minister Julie Bishop talks about the results of the survey and why young people are more likely to get in trouble overseas

Minister Julie Bishop: "you don't need to be an adventurer to need travel insurance"

20-year-old Emma Carey talks about being hospitalised in Switzerland and having her mum flown to be with her by her insurer

Emma Carey recommends anyone going overseas to take out travel insurance

25-year-old Jen Neilson talks about not extending her travel insurance and having to be rushed to hospital with methanol poisoning while in Bali

Andrew Neilson talks about parents' responsibilities when their kids are overseas

Andrew Neilson: "travel insurance is absolutely critical"