2 x Storm and tempest issues

2 x Storm and tempest issues

When I started in insurance, storm and tempest to fences was excluded property. This remains the case in many commercial policies although some have sub-limits. While stationed in Perth from mid-1990 to September 1991, one insurer started to offer storm and tempest cover to fencing. At the time, my thought was: do you know the pandora’s box you have just opened up? Yet the market […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 30 January 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 30 January 2019

This week’s product recalls includes: Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz B and CLA Class Vehicles MY2018 Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 906 Vans MY2018 Kawasaki Motors Pty Ltd — Mule Pro-MX Models KAF700BKF & KAF700BDKF MY 2019 Electrical Home-Aids Pty Ltd — Hoover Dual Power Plus Carpet Washer REDARC Electronics — Tow-Pro Elite V2 Electric Trailer Brake Controller St John Ambulance […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 23 January 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 23 January 2019

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Tamex Import Export — Raw Apricot Kernels 400g Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd — Yamaha Motorcycle YZF-R3A MY2015-2018 Telwater Pty Ltd — Savage 645C, Savage 655C and Savage 655C Hard Top Fibreglass Boats Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd — Yamaha YZF-R3A Motorcycle MY2015-2016 Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd — Yamaha MT-03LA (MTN320/A) Motorcycle MY2016 Target Australia Pty Ltd […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 16 January 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 16 January 2019

This week’s produce recalls includes: Citroen Automobiles Australia — Citroen C4 Aircross MY2013 MTD Products Australia Pty Ltd — Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 S Series Commercial Ride On Lawn Mowers Australian Sedy Pty Ltd — 33″ and 60″ high lift farm jack Tesla Motors — Tesla Model S MY2014-2016 Beijing Tong Ren Tang Australia Pty Ltd — Bronchi-cough Pill (Qiguanyan Kesou Tanchuanwan) NF Importers […]

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Product Recall – Seeley Braemar Outdoor Air Conditioner Units

Product Recall – Seeley Braemar Outdoor Air Conditioner Units

As you know, I post each week the Product Recalls released by the ACCC and hope that it helps those who may have purchased a recall item to know and be able to return it before any problems. This one I felt needed its own post, as on Christmas Night 2018, the night of the fire in my own home, the emergency responders told me […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 9 January 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 9 January 2019

This week’s product recalls includes: American Special Vehicles Pty Ltd — RAM 1500 Truck Specialized Australia Pty Limited — Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge and Sirrus bicycles Seeley International Pty Ltd — Braemar SCHF21C3S and Braemar SCHF25C3S Outdoor Air Conditioner Units Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd — Hyundai Kona 1.6T Eastern Ocean Pty Ltd — Christmas Cheer Branch Candle Holder with Decorations Apotex Pty Ltd — […]

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Lessons learned by a fire in my home Christmas 2018

Lessons learned by a fire in my home Christmas 2018

A Christmas to remember. After helping people through home and business fires for nearly 48 years, ‘it did happen to me’, at around 10:30pm Christmas night. After only about 1 1/2 hours sleep that night I posted a quick note on Facebook with a few photos. The response I received was a complete surprise. There were a few common themes. The first which was only […]

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The risk that irresponsible drone users pose on the rest of us

The risk that irresponsible drone users pose on the rest of us

Over the busy holiday period we saw that tens of thousands of people were inconvenienced and no doubt airlines and the airport lost significant sums of money (the cynic in me suggests that big business losing money is more important to government than an inconvenienced public) all due to some yet to be identified individuals flying a drone over or near the airport. It is […]

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Privacy International investigation finds a huge number of Android apps share data with Facebook — whether you have an account or not

Privacy International investigation finds a huge number of Android apps share data with Facebook — whether you have an account or not

During the past few years, Facebook has been in the news for breach of privacy issues. I therefore share with you an article prepared by Privacy International following an investigation they undertook that found that a huge number of Android apps share data with Facebook — whether you have an account or not. How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook – Privacy International 2018 (1) […]

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2 alternative approaches to the ever increasing risk to us all by people by distracted while driving

2 alternative approaches to the ever increasing risk to us all by people by distracted while driving

As regular readers of my blog know I have been crusading for a while regarding texting and general use on mobile phones while driving. It needs to be addressed in view of the huge amount of needless accidents causing loss of life, serious injury and property damage. I applaud those insurers that are making it a blanket exclusion under motor vehicle policies and I see […]

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