Bush fire warnings for NSW and QLD

Bush fire warnings for NSW and QLD

I heard on the news this morning that there is extreme bush fire danger in parts of NSW and QLD. To think that this is coming in historically, the coldest month of the year for Australia, and not the height of summer, is a wake up call that this risk is ever present. Those living in bush fire prone areas need to have a carefully […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 15 August 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 15 August 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:   Cocoon Couture Pty Ltd — Cocoon Couture Bean Bag Ted Turtle Blue Ferrari Australasia Pty Ltd — California, 458 Spider, F12 Berlinetta, FF and 458 Italia Honda Australia Pty Ltd — Accord MY 2001-2007 & MDX MY 2003-2006 This recall notice has been updated with new information relating to the Takata airbag recall. Please check whether your […]

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Has add-on Insurance moved from Motor to the Travel Industry?

Has add-on Insurance moved from Motor to the Travel Industry?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve heard advertisement after advertisement about price in guarantee whereby you pay a small fee, in exchange for a payment of the difference between the price you paid for a fare and a discounted fare should the price go down. To me, this is a form of insurance and if it is not insurance, it is gambling. Either way, it […]

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Even the Government doesn’t fully understand insurance

Even the Government doesn’t fully understand insurance

On the business.gov.au website under a section looking at Market Stall‘s, they describe public liability insurance as the following: “Public liability insurance protects you against claims for property damage and bodily injury such as a product you’ve sold negligently causing a fire.” [Source: business.gov.au] As anyone in the insurance industry knows, this is not public liability but product liability. Thank you Kay Jackson from Simplex […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 7 August 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 7 August 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Metcash — Black & Gold Mixed Vegetables 1kg Blackall Country Cheese Pty Ltd t/as Woombye Cheese Company – various cheeses Protein Supplies Australia — Lactose Free Whole Milk Powder Digital Safety Pty Ltd t/as BullEx Australia — Suppower Battery Charger Model M180600 Honda Motorcycle and Power Equipment Pty Ltd — Honda CRF250R GPC Asia Pacific — 6000 kg […]

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The insurance industry needed a good 2018 – The Carr Fire in California is the worst in the state’s history.

The insurance industry needed a good 2018 – The Carr Fire in California is the worst in the state’s history.

In Northern California, the Carr Fire has burned at least 110,154 acres since Monday 23rd July and is reported to have claimed at least six lives according to media reports and Cal Fire. The cause of the fire was a “mechanical failure in a vehicle.” To date over 38,000 people have been evacuated due to the fire. It has been reported that the surveying of […]

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Follow up to yesterday’s rant

Follow up to yesterday’s rant

My rant certainly generated a lot of feedback in the form of phone calls, emails and comments on the various social media links to this blog. This morning I see that someone in NSW accused of lighting fires has again been allowed out on bail. Arson along with murder was once a capital crime showing the seriousness of the crime in the eyes of society. […]

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