Product Recalls Australia – 31 October 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 31 October 2018

This week’s spooky recalls includes the following: Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd — SR400 Motorcycle University Cooperative Bookshop Limited t/as AG Co-op (Australian Geographic) — Compass Lensatic McLaren Automotive Limited — McLaren P11 Coupe, Spider, Coupe-S, Spider-S, Coupe-R and Spider-R; McLaren P13 Coupe-C, Coupe-S, GT and Spider-S American Special Vehicles — RAM 1500, 2500 & 3500 Trucks Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz A200 A […]

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Pedestrian deaths are on the rise and Victoria Police think they know why

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise and Victoria Police think they know why

Victoria Police has blamed the rise in pedestrian deaths on people using mobile phones or wearing earphones while crossing roads. New stats from the Transport Accident Commission show (table below) that over the past 12 months (Oct 17 – Oct 18) there has been a 31% (29 in 2017 and 38 in 2018) increase in Pedestrian deaths on our roads. That is 38 people who […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 24 October 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 24 October 2018

This week’s product recalls includes: Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz MY 2012 C Class Passenger Cars KXF Fashion Pty Ltd t/a Ollie’s Place — Fabric Giraffe Formulite Pty Ltd — Formulite Lupin Soup GM Holden Ltd — MY18 Holden Commodore 2.0L Diesel Target Australia Pty Ltd — Young Ones Lights and Sounds Guitar Jaguar Land Rover Australia — Range Rover Sport and Land Rover […]

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Congratulations to the 2018 Northern Territory Insurance Conference Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Northern Territory Insurance Conference Winners

Although this was the first since the inception of the conference that I was unable to attend. I am pleased to see that the 2018 Northern Territory Insurance Conference went off well! Congratulations to the 2018 Winners of their annual awards, who were: Senior Broker Professional of the Year Award – Andrew McCormack from Gallagher Customer Service Professional of the Year – Karlie Clausen from […]

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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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