Giving back – Our bit to help conservation thanks to Roderick Insurance Brokers and their generous client Biovet Australia

Giving back – Our bit to help conservation thanks to Roderick Insurance Brokers and their generous client Biovet Australia

A few weeks back I put out a call for help in sourcing a ultra sound unit for the Berdiri Conservation Foundation based in Sumatra. We had several people write and offer their help with second hand units and while this was very generous their size and dependence on reliable 240 volt supply made it difficult due to the isolated location of the elephant refuge […]

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How could the NSW Government get it so wrong on the removal of the Emergency Services Levy (TAX)?

How could the NSW Government get it so wrong on the removal of the Emergency Services Levy (TAX)?

I read the article in insuranceNEWS in which it was reported that the NSW parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee, which held an inquiry to consider the impact of the abandoned reform, “found the NSW Government’s failed implementation of [the reform] was a poor public policy decision, undertaken without adequate understanding of the complexities of the issue or the impacts of the proposed reforms.” What beggars belief is that […]

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Helping the Elephants

Helping the Elephants

One of the many charities that LMI support is the Berdiri Conservation Foundation in Sumatra. The foundation is working on protecting the unique animals in Sumatra such as the Asian Elephant, Sumatra Rhino, and Sumatra Tigers. The big issue is loss of habitat and they are doing their best to fight against illegal logging. LMI are working to provide a commercial drone with infrared technology […]

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Reduce funding of ASIC when the Royal Commission showed up so many problems and risk from natural disasters continuing to be ignored

Reduce funding of ASIC when the Royal Commission showed up so many problems and risk from natural disasters continuing to be ignored

When I started this blog I did not have any intention of discussing political issues but wanted to focus on general insurance. I am into politics and do not belong to any political party nor do I vote for the same party at each election. I try and make an informed decision based on the promises of each side. With this background, decisions by governments do […]

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Baby Wipes: not so flushable!

Back on 25 July last year I posted an article about sewers being blocked as a result of baby wipes being flushed down the toilet. I would like to think someone of authority reads my blogs and actions results, in any event I read with interest that the maker of White King “flushable” wet wipes, Pental Limited (“Pental”), has been fined $700,000 for making false and misleading […]

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California wild fires

In what is the end of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer it is terrible to see the impact in areas of California, including the Napa Valley, as well as East of Los Angeles Metropolitan area, being affected by bush fires. The full details of the catastrophe are still coming in, but the early reports indicate that over 1000 structures have burned with 1000’s more under threat. […]

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Blocked sewage pipes – the curse of the baby wipes

LMI Claims have seen a number of water damage claims arise due to blocked pipes. While tree roots used to be the most common cause, the cause now is often baby wipes. Most are not biodegradable and therefore not suitable for flushing down the toilet. We have even seen the ones that claim to be flush-able causing problems. With an overflow from sewage it is […]

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Actions of the sea – Cyclone Debbie continues her path of destruction

I have posted recently about the issue of actions of the sea, high water, flood and erosions, and with Ex-cyclone Debbie now finishing her path, leaving a trail of destruction in her wake we readdress this issue. We look at the damage that has occurred and again we face a similar issue to that in Australia, in New Zealand now, where a home has their […]

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Acts of God in Insurance

It amazes me how many times people have spoken of Act of God being both an insured or excluded peril under an insurance policy. There was even a famous Billy Connolly with this as its theme. My nephew, Jeffery, one of the guys sending me a joke questioned me on it and I thought it was worth setting the record straight. Despite having read thousands […]

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Drones attacked by birds

Gary Everdell an old friend from my days at General Accident and now with Aon wrote knowing my interest in drone technology to warn me that some drones are being attacked by birds. Here is a link to the ABC article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/wedge-tailed-eagles-bring-down-drones-in-goldfields/8033056 Simon Hooper from QBE Aviation, who is one of the pioneers of insurance for drones (more correctly unmanned flying vehicles [UAVs]), and the insurer we […]

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