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Product Recalls Australia – 17 October 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 17 October 2018

This week’s product recalls includes: Michelin Australia Pty Ltd — Michelin Brand 305/70 R22.5 X MULTI Z 152/150L TL Tyre Audi Australia Pty Ltd — Audi R8 V10 Coupe? Spyder Vehicles with DL800 Gearbox Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Mondeo MA, MB and MD SPQR Holdings Pty Ltd — Cucina Classica Penne all’ Arrabiata Drakes Supermarkets — Drakes Gourmet Premium Selection Silverside […]

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ICNZ’s fight to remove unfair FENZ levy

ICNZ’s fight to remove unfair FENZ levy

As reported in Insurance News, New Zealand Insurers are working once again to abolish the unfair fire and emergency services levy imposed on Insurance policies. Those who have followed me for a while know the hard work we have put in to fight the same thing here in Australia, where we have been successful in Victoria and through www.NoTaxOnInsurance.com where we continue our efforts for the […]

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New Zealand customs can now demand you unlock your digital devices

New Zealand customs can now demand you unlock your digital devices

In a new law passed in New Zealand, customs officers have now been given the power to demand that travelers unlock their digital devices if suspected of criminal activity, or risk a NZ$5000 (AU$4580) fine. Previously, while they could confiscate the items they could not force the individual to unlock it. New Zealand Customs Minister, Kris Faafoi has been quoted as saying “Organised criminal activity is […]

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Happy 7th Birthday to AllanManning.com!

Happy 7th Birthday to AllanManning.com!

Yesterday we celebrated 7 years of the blog! October 4, 2011 the first three articles were published (including a controversial one about the industry). Some things never change! 🙂 1,184 blog articles later here we are, and i’m only just warming up! Thank you to all readers who share their stories and questions that all help build this.

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Product Recalls Australia – 3 October 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 3 October 2018

This week’s product recalls include: IKEA Pty Limited — CALYPSO ceiling lamp VIKI Nursery — Youngoz 3-in-1 Cot V4 Imports Pty Ltd — Deli Spice Sesame Biscuit Black 150g Europlus Pty Ltd — Mahroum Sesame Halva 400g Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited — MY 2010 – 2014 Subaru Liberty and Outback Vehicles CNP Brands — Childcare Snuggle Time Bedside Sleeper BMW Group Australia Pty Ltd — […]

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Time to recharge

Time to recharge

I am off on extended leave today and I cannot recall a time in my career where I have never felt in need of a break more than today. There has just been so many disappointments of late where I have taken claims into very senior personnel where clearly the decision to deny is, in my opinion not fair, reasonable, nor sustainable and to avoid […]

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Is it time there was a mandatory jail sentence for those that hit and run

Is it time there was a mandatory jail sentence for those that hit and run

Just about every time I hear the news of late there has been another hit and run. Part of this, I am sure is linked to one or more of the following: Unlicenced driver, Unregistered vehicle; Drink Driving; Driving while under the influence of drugs; Stolen Car; Texting while driving; Street racing; and or other illegal activities Whether or not this is the case, to […]

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More on Carbon Monoxide detectors

More on Carbon Monoxide detectors

It constantly amazes me how many times I raise an issue and then a day or two later something pops up in the news. In a post on September 20, I wrote that I was arranging to install carbon monoxide detectors in my home and that of my son due to the risk where you have gas fire places, ovens, central heating etc. Today, I […]

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Can we learn from a tragedy

Can we learn from a tragedy

Like many readers, I was upset to hear about the death of Abby Hartley, a mother aged 41, who fell seriously ill and contracted septicemia while enjoying a second honeymoon in Bali. She was placed in an induced coma on August 15 and sadly died on Sunday (September 09) surrounded by her husband and two children. Her family sought help from her travel insurer who denied the […]

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Phones on planes – the danger

Phones on planes – the danger

As most of you who know me know, I am on planes a lot. Yesterday I flew home from Sydney on my last flight before I go on leave on Tuesday. It was interesting for me that 3 people around me lost their phone during the flight and had to call over the cabin crew to help them retrieve them. It was therefore with interest […]

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