Prof. Allan Manning's Blog

What hope does the public have in working out who does what?

What hope does the public have in working out who does what?

I have been staggered by the number of insured’s who have come to me asking how they can submit a paper to the Royal Commission. They do not know who else they can complain to, particularly when they believe the Financial Ombudsmen Service (FOS) has failed them and or it is outside their jurisdiction. I will leave my own observations of FOS to another day […]

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Serious amounts of lead in some Hashmi eyeliners.

Serious amounts of lead in some Hashmi eyeliners.

I often ask you to keep your eye out for our warnings on recalled products. This one I want you to keep your eyes well away from. The NSW Health Department uncovered the issue when 3 children from the same family became sick. On testing two eyeliners, namely Hashmi Surmi Special and Hashmi Kohl Aswad, it was found they were a staggering 84 per cent […]

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Greek Wildfires – an update

Greek Wildfires – an update

While I was over in Fiji to deliver a paper at a conference I heard that Greece had been hit by wild fires. I checked with our staff with a Greek heritage to ensure their families were okay and I immediately dropped a note to our fellow International Institute of Claims Preparers member Fair Consulting’s Managing Director to make sure he and his family and […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 24 July 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 24 July 2018

This week’s product recalls include the following: BMW Group Australia — BMW G 310 GS & BMW G 310 R Advance Traders Pty Ltd — BMC Timemachine 01 2017 & 2018 model years bicycles and frame sets Yamaha Motor Australia — Inflatable Lifejacket Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — X Class Vehicles Bloom & Grow Australia Pty Ltd — Skip Hop Moby Smart Sling 3-stage […]

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Helping get the message out…

Helping get the message out…

I have recently been assisting in getting the message out about often misunderstood and confusing insurance topics. Here are a couple of recent articles I have made comment on for the author: How to save money on roadside assistance and avoid being ripped off The funeral insurance rip-off hurting Australia’s most vulnerable  

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Thank you industry in your help on the changes to the 457 visas

Thank you industry in your help on the changes to the 457 visas

Yesterday, senior representatives from Crawford & Co, Cunningham Lindsay, LMI Group, and the Insurance Council of Australia held a teleconference call with advisers from the Australian Government. This was hosted by communications experts Newgate. During the meeting we had a very fair opportunity to explain the role of loss adjusters in the claim process, the attributes, experience and qualifications necessary to deal with the ever […]

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Lord Atkin – From Queensland to the House of Lords Exhibition

Lord Atkin – From Queensland to the House of Lords Exhibition

I finally got the opportunity to visit the exhibition on Lord Atkin – from Queensland to the House of Lords. While everyone who has studied law or legal studies knows of his famous decision in Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] (The snail in the Ale case, I have written a photobook on this all important case here), few people appreciate Lord Atkin was born in Brisbane. […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 18th July 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 18th July 2018

This week’s product recalls includes: Bloom & Grow Australia Pty Ltd — Skip Hop Moby Smart Sling 3-stage tub Jimmy Brings — Wine Kailis Bros Pty Ltd — Seafood Salad Sarric Pty Ltd trading as Serendipity Ice Cream — Serendipity Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Mustang Australia Pty Ltd — Ford Mustang MY2006-2014 Loving Earth Pty Ltd — Coconut Chocolate Butter 175g Mushroom Exchange — Sliced […]

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A very nice helmet to add to the collection

A very nice helmet to add to the collection

Since an early part of my career I have been a collector of insurance and fire brigade memorabilia. When it comes to fire brigade helmets, the collection started when I handled a claim as a claims preparer for the owner of Mitchell’s Adventure in Sydney. At the end of the claim, obviously pleased with my efforts, he insisted I accept a personal gift of a […]

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A convincing scam to avoid – ATO

A convincing scam to avoid – ATO

Local accountants Mitchell Wilson shared this warning with me just now that I thought important enough to share with other readers. I appreciate that I post so many warnings but this is in line with the huge volume of scams that are uncovered every day. Forewarned is forearmed. ============================================== We’d like to warn you of an email scan that’s being sent to Taxpayers this tax […]

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