Is it any wonder the public has lost faith in politicians? NSW ESL what a mess!

No news article has caused my phone or email to run to hot as the one announcing the New South Wales back flip on the removal of the State’s Emergency Services Levy earlier this week. Let us review the facts. The New South Wales government are the last mainland state in Australia to remove the levy. They did not have to reinvent the wheel, all […]

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2 words of warning regarding motor vehicle claims

On one of the television channels special report shows they had a segment last week criticising the insurance industry, including a broker, over damage to a vehicle that had been insured for only third party property damage. This form of cover is risky in itself as there is no cover for damage to the vehicle when the driver themselves is at fault and/or if it is damaged […]

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Australian Product Safety Recalls – 30/05/2017

Some of this week’s product safety recalls includes: Crestwind Pty Ltd — Modn-3 and Modn-4 Ceiling Fans Read more Harley-Davidson Motor Company — MY 2017 Touring Model Motorcycles Read more Apotex Pty Ltd — BTC Paracetamol Codeine tablets Read more Apotex Pty Ltd — BTC Rosuvastatin 10mg tablets Read more Apotex Pty Ltd — Apotex-Pantoprazole 40mg tablets Read more For more recalls please visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls

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Please have your say on claims – it counts towards the Mansfield Awards

The winners of The Mansfield Awards which recognises Claims Excellence will be announced on July 13. To have your say and rate the insurers you deal with on their claim service please go to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1639869/Claims-Survey-current. The Awards are a not for profit initiative of the LMI Group and InsuranceNEWS, after concerns within both organisations that there was no recognition in Australia for claims personnel. Having been in the […]

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Profiting at other people’s expense

The Courier Mail reported on builders massively overcharging victims of Cyclone Debbie and the floods that followed further south. Click here for the article. This sadly occurs after every natural disaster to some extent and while some as the Insurance Council of Australia state is due to demand surge, some clearly is a giant rip off. Every trained loss adjuster and claims preparer will be carefully […]

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Product Safety Recalls 23/05/2017

The latest product safety recalls include the following: 22 MAY 2017 Suncool Furniture Pty Ltd t/as E Cheap Furniture — Sweet Heart Wooden “3 in 1” Convertible Baby Cot Toddler Bed 22 MAY 2017 Ateco Automotive Pty Ltd — Maserati Levante (M161) MY17 (Diesel) motor vehicles 19 MAY 2017 Maccess Pty Ltd t/as Always Direct — 3 in1 Wooden Baby Cot Crib Toddler Bed Pine […]

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Another Phishing attempt on me

Last year I reported on this blog just how close we came to being caught with a phishing (or whaling) attack on us when someone sent and email to our head of finance purportedly from me asking that a sum of money be transferred to a nominated account. Following that we took several internal controls including removing the name of all of our finance team […]

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Product Recalls Australia Safety Update

The latest product recalls include the following: 12 MAY 2017 BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW X1 F48 Wagon 12 MAY 2017 braaap Motorcycles — braaap ST-250 12 MAY 2017 Peugeot Automobiles Australia — Peugeot P508 Sedan & Wagon 12 MAY 2017 Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles 12 MAY 2017 Lotus & Ming Pty Ltd — Baby Whiting 10 MAY 2017 Audi […]

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Finally something a government has done that actually makes sense!

It was really great to read that the Victorian Government has removed stamp duty from insurance on farm policies. Well done! This on top of the removal of Fire Services Levy is a great initiative and makes the vital protection provided by insurance affordable by a segment of our economy who can least afford not to have it. Now if only other governments would show […]

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Product Safety Update

The latest updates from Product Safety Australia includes: Kadac Pty Ltd — Hylands Baby Teething Tablets and Nighttime Teething Tablets Read more Hino Motor Sales Australia — Hino 300 Series Read more Ateco Automotive Pty Ltd — Maserati Quattroporte (M156) and Ghibli (M157) MY 2014 and 2015 models Read more Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd — Span-K (potassium chloride) 600mg tablets Read more Floridia Cheese […]

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