Blog Question Comment: Police not assisting in advising vehicle owner’s details

Blog Question Comment: Police not assisting in advising vehicle owner’s details

In response to my post about making sure it is safe to exchange details with the third party in a motor vehicle accident, I received the following comment. Hi Allan, Further to your latest article regarding the car jacking and obtaining TP [third party] details through the Police. We have found that within South Australia this is a lot harder than what it must be […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 31 July 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 31 July 2018

This week’s product recalls includes: Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd trading as Skoda Australia — Fabia II, Fabia III, Roomster, Rapid, Yeti, Octavia III, Superb II, Superb III & Kodiaq 2 Bucks Plus Loose Change — Gold Framed Sunglasses Ambient Lounge — Ottoman Lightforce Australia — Lightforce LiFePO4 Battery Charger Elegomall – Elego Magnetic Ball Metcash — Black & Gold Crumbed Fish Portions 500g DNZ […]

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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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New advice to ‘Just drive off’ following carjacking of a crash victim

New advice to ‘Just drive off’ following carjacking of a crash victim

Victorian drivers are required by law to stop and exchange details with the other party(ies) if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. New advice has been issued from the Police following a recent event where a crash victim, a woman, had a gun pointed at her head in a horrific carjacking , their tactic hitting into her vehicle to lure her out. WA […]

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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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