How a bush fire can create its own weather

How a bush fire can create its own weather

Back in January of this year, the Bureau of Meteorology published a very interesting article on how a bush or forest fire can create its own weather. I see that the ABC News has picked up the story and I agree it is worth sharing and understanding. Here is a link to the original article.  

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What will it take to change dangerous behaviour and it happened to us

What will it take to change dangerous behaviour and it happened to us

I was staggered at the number of people filmed driving through flooded roads during the storms this week in NSW. It not only puts the car at risk and the neighbouring property which is hit by the wake from the vehicle, but it puts the driver and passengers in danger and those that go to their rescue. Clearly there needs to be a three pronged […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 28 November 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 28 November 2018

This week’s product recalls includes: Alphapharm Pty Ltd t/as Mylan Australia — DILART® and DILART®HCT (Valsartan) Tablets Sports & Events Promotions Pty Ltd — Neighbourhood Watch Keyring LED Light American Special Vehicles Pty Ltd — RAM 2500 and 3500 Trucks BIG W — Christmas Wreath Candle Holder Nissan Motor Co (Australia) Pty Ltd — D22 Navara, J31 Maxima, N16 Pulsar, T30 X-Trail and Y61 Patrol […]

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Blog milestone and the importance of a good broker

Blog milestone and the importance of a good broker

This post marks the 1,200th article on this site with many more topics yet to tackle in our ever changing world of general insurance. One of the topics I have written on, in both my books and this blog, is the importance of a good insurance broker to a business. This was brought home to me this morning when I received an email from our […]

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Travel Insurance – A discussion brokers need to have with their clients

Travel Insurance – A discussion brokers need to have with their clients

I have been concerned for some time at what appears to be an increasing number of travel claims that have come to me where there was no cover in place, or the cover did not operate as it should. To assist brokers, LMI included Corporate Travel as one of the areas of risk to consider in the RiskCoach and ContinuityCoach products, while we added Corporate […]

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Great feedback on policy drafting

Great feedback on policy drafting

We at LMI are commissioned to undertake a great many policy drafting assignments with more and more each year. With our background in claims we strive to draft wordings that are clear, precise and provide the level of protection set by the underwriter. This is extremely important when it comes to marketing the product and even more so at the time of a claim.  Further […]

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Public Health Warning Issued for severe dust storms in Sydney and Canberra

Public Health Warning Issued for severe dust storms in Sydney and Canberra

The New South Wales Health website shares the following: NSW Health is urging people to be aware of the health risks of dust storms as a large dust storm is forecast to move across NSW, potentially affecting Sydney and the east coast. Winds are forecast to carry dust from western NSW across the state on Thursday, bringing high dust levels to the east coast. Air […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 21 November 2018

Product Recalls Australia – 21 November 2018

This week’s product recalls includes: Weatherbeeta Group t/as Horseland — Collegiate Saddle TANG The Asian Food Emporium — XZL Mini Jelly Cups – Tea and Coffee Flavours Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Fiesta and Ranger Merry Seasons — Clever Mama Mini Jelly Cups with Lactic Acid 264g Merry Seasons — Clever Mama Mini Jelly Cups (Kiwi Flavour) 360g Superbuy Holdings Pty Ltd […]

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Helping the Elephants

Helping the Elephants

One of the many charities that LMI support is the Berdiri Conservation Foundation in Sumatra. The foundation is working on protecting the unique animals in Sumatra such as the Asian Elephant, Sumatra Rhino, and Sumatra Tigers. The big issue is loss of habitat and they are doing their best to fight against illegal logging. LMI are working to provide a commercial drone with infrared technology […]

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2 observations while travelling in North America

2 observations while travelling in North America

This morning watching the morning news over breakfast I saw the article about the chap who was towing a boat with a mobility scooter after his driver’s licence was cancelled. I knew about this a couple of weeks ago as it was the only news item about anything Australian that I heard about Australia during my trip to North America. It made you feel so […]

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