The courts are letting Victorian’s down

The courts are letting Victorian’s down

Like many Victorian’s I woke up to the sickening vision of the random attack of a pedestrian by one of three men walking along the footpath. But it gets worse.  The news report states that the culprit was allowed out on bail against the recommendation of the Police. The reasoning behind the attack? The culprit had been drinking and taking cocaine. As if that is […]

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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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Product Recalls Australia – 4 July 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 4 July 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Toshiba Client Solutions ANZ Pty Limited — 2-pin AC Adapter supplied with certain Toshiba laptops Shin Mi Australia Pty Ltd — Seafood Dumpling (Gyoza) 680g Han Ga Wee Pty Ltd — Pork BBQ Spicy 500g Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — 2017-2018 Indian Scout, Scout 60 and Scout Bobber Motorcycles Rena Ware International, Inc. — Nutrex Cooker™, 9 […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 26 June 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 26 June 2018

This week’s recalls includes the following: Audi Australia Pty Ltd — Selected MY 2018 Audi Q5 (FY) Bunnings Group Limited — SmartSpace Kit Home Electrical Components Automobili Lamborghini SpA — Aventador Coupe and Roadster FCA Australia Pty Ltd — 2014-2018 (KL) Jeep Cherokee PS Importers Pty Ltd — Triumph Motorcycles – Various Models SA Sprouts — Various Sprouts Packs BRP APAC — MY 2018 Can-Am […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 19 June 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 19 June 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Volkswagen Group Australia — MY18 Volkswagen Polo BMW AG — BMW E83 X3 Overseas Vehicle Sales — Cadillac Escalade 2007 – 2014 Kia Motors Australia —MY 2015-2019 YP Carnival Volvo Group Australia — Mack Granite, Mack Trident, Mack Titan and Mack Super-Liner trucks TJM Products Pty Ltd — TJM Recovery Gear Snatch Strap 8,000KG 9M Blue Sky Foods […]

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Fined for using a mobile phone while in charge of a motorised lawn mower

Fined for using a mobile phone while in charge of a motorised lawn mower

As regular readers will know I am a very strong advocate against the use of mobile phones, particularly texting while driving. I support the introduction of exclusions in motor vehicle policies as a deterrent against this extremely dangerous practice. I therefore read with interest that police in the UK pulled over a council employee who was, I gather, driving the motorised industrial ride on lawn […]

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Lessons from the Tyre Industry for the General Insurance Industry

Lessons from the Tyre Industry for the General Insurance Industry

I recall quite plainly when the then NZI Insurance started advertising insurance on buses, my then state manager, Mr Russel Hay of the General Accident Insurance could not believe that any insurer would discredit the industry by advertising on the side of a bus. As a young man I did not see anything wrong with this but Mr Hay thought that this degraded the great […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 23 May 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 23 May 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — MY 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG “GTR”, “GTC” and “GTS” Passenger Cars Read more Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd — Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream Read more Suzuki Australia — Suzuki SX4 Read more Suzuki Australia — Suzuki Kizashi Read more Suzuki Auto Co — Suzuki Kizashi Read more Suzuki Auto Co — Suzuki […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 18 April 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Gardenia Home Garden Décor Pty Ltd – Bio Ethanol Fireplaces – various models Read more Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG — Porsche Wooden Car Blue/Black Read more GM Holden Ltd — SAAB 9-3 and SAAB 9-5 MY 2006-2011 Read more Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Kluger Read more Daimler Truck & Bus Australia […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 4th April 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Jaguar Land Rover — Range Rover Velar Read more Washed Rind Pty Ltd — White Mould Cheeses (Recall Updated) Read more Nutrisoy Pty Ltd — Macro Chinese Honey Soy Flavoured Tofu Read more Renault Australia — Renault Master III Read more Anstel — Nattou Pacifinder Read more FCA Australia Pty Ltd — WK Jeep Grand Cherokee Tow Bar […]

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