Victorian Government to withdraw funds from national motor vehicle theft reduction council – disgraceful

The decision by the Victorian Government to withdraw funding to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council is a disgrace. It was never my intention in this blog to raise political matters, other than my small involvement in the removal of Fire Service Levy’s across Australia, which continues until such time as Tasmania sees the light. Having said this, the decision by the Victorian Government, […]

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Youi in the spotlight

Disappointing, however in some ways not surprising, Youi Australia is now being questioned about their practices following a media field day in New Zealand which I reported on back on August 12. Now in Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald is claiming through whistle blowers that there was a culture within the organisation for behaviour which would appear not to be in the spirit of Utmost […]

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Product Recalls – Week 34 2016

This week (20/08/16 – 26/08/16) the Product Safety Australia updates include recalls from the below:   25 AUG 2016 Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition Australia & New Zealand — Flocare Infinity Enteral Feeding Pumps 25 AUG 2016 Medela Australia Pty Ltd — Detachable wall plug for AC power adapter for Medela Swing, Swing Maxi, Swing Essentials, Swing Premium and Freestyle Breastpumps 25 AUG 2016 FCA Australia […]

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Whaling Attack

Recently, we posted an article where we had a whaling attack, sometimes known as a CEO scam attack. Luckily we dodged a bullet and caught it in time. I read today with interest, an article from CPA Australia which estimated that such attacks cost the industry US$2.3 billion in the last 3 years alone. As I also reported, many people have lost their job over […]

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A timely reminder on Ocky straps

From when my son, Steven, was a young boy I warned him of the dangers of ocky straps and he has always taken reasonable care using them and more often than not, used the more safe ratchet strap tie down on a trailer or the like. He had to take home a box that was bigger than the boot of his car and therefore needed […]

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Steven makes his own mark

As a father, it was quite pleasing to see my son, Steven, be named one of the fifty ‘young guns’ of the Insurance Industry by Insurance Business. As the article accompanying his photograph states, he is forging his own space and name within the insurance industry and is doing a great deal to educate new entrants and also the public on the importance of insurance […]

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Product Recalls – Week 33 2016

This week (15/08/16 – 19/08/16) the Product Safety Australia updates include recalls from the below:  Racer Australia — “Jack Assembly Screw Bottle” Vehicle Jack Read more Gluten Free Bakehouse Pty Ltd — Various Zehnder Gluten Free Breads Read more Noc Noc — Organic Miniature Teething Rattle, Organic Teething Rattle, Organic Ring Stacker Read more Volvo Group Australia — Mack Titan, Granite, Super-Liner, Metro-Liner, Trident Trucks […]

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Scam alert

Over the past two days I have had several emails saying that an account is over due. All have proved to be found to be scam emails trying to get me to click on a link. The common feature has been  that the sender is using a Verizon.net email address. On the Verizon website in their Support area, it has an address you can report […]

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Scams, scams, scams and more scams..

They have always been around in many forms, however the influx of scams via all communication methods lately has been overwhelming. I reported not long ago, shortly after an aggravated burglary at our Melbourne office of an email scam directed at our financial controller, since then we have also had other employees targeted with similar email scams as well as bank account skimming to another […]

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Encouraging response to industry problem

Since posting my article regarding the panel beating industry, many people from both Victoria and New South Wales have contacted me sharing their experiences of poor service and behaviour and names of dodgy panel beaters. Insurance News have also picked up the article and posted further on this situation. Congratulations to Insurance News for recognising this crucial problem I am now working at starting an […]

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