Air-conditioner fires on the increase = greater need for smoke detectors in bedrooms

Air-conditioner fires on the increase = greater need for smoke detectors in bedrooms

I was pleased to see that the mainstream media were issuing a warning this morning about the high incidence of air-conditioners. As I reported at the start of the year, the electricity authority in my area advised that they had attended 3 fires caused by air-conditioners on Christmas Day alone. I have been in a room where an old window rattler caught fire but luckily […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 26 February 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 26 February 2019

This week’s product recalls includes: Targus Australia Pty Limited — APA95AU-50, 45W USB-C PD3.0 Laptop Wall Charger Aldi Stores (a Limited Partnership) — Organic Kombucha Raspberry Lemon 330mL and Lemon Lime & Bitters 330mL, 750mL Bio Living — Nature’s Path Envirokidz Gorilla Munch Cereal 284g BIG W — Christmas Wreath Candle Holder (extended recall) Target Australia Pty Ltd — Target Stick Blender TARHB40S 250W Janssen-Cilag […]

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LMI Group – 20 years later

LMI Group – 20 years later

Little did I know when I started the LMI Group at the kitchen table in my home on the 25th February 1999 that it would have developed into the diversified group in every sense of the word that it is today. While the geographical spread and range of services has grown exponentially during these 20 years, and the words have been moved around, the core […]

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Advice if you think your tenant is operating a drug lab

Advice if you think your tenant is operating a drug lab

Further to my recent articles about the risk of illegal drug labs for landlords and future tenants, I thought this article issued by CHU was very sound advice. https://chu.com.au/news/do-you-suspect-your-tenant-is-running-a-drug-lab/

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20 years, 20 services!

20 years, 20 services!

Today, we at LMI Group are celebrating 20 wonderful years of service to the insurance and wider communities under the banner, ’20 years, 20 services’. It has certainly been a roller coaster but we are so proud to have shared this journey with you all. Thank you to everyone who has played a part in shaping LMI to what it is today, every single client. […]

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Yet another fire at a recycle centre while millions collected in taxes

Yet another fire at a recycle centre while millions collected in taxes

A metal recycle premises in Garbutt Queensland is the latest recycle company to have a fire. For a full list of the fires in this industry that occurred last year, please go to this post. Meanwhile Local councils across Melbourne are facing the growing prospect of having to dump tonnes of household recyclable material in landfill after the environment watchdog ordered a major recycling company […]

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Welcome news for small business

Welcome news for small business

One of the real worries for small business is affordable access to the Australian legal system. Our current system is too slow and is far too expensive. A big risk is if you lose then the loser is up for the other sides fees and I have seen cases where the large corporation has used the old delay, deny, defend approach for years and then […]

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Apparent double standard on suppression orders

Apparent double standard on suppression orders

Back in December 2017, I posted an article on this site explaining and congratulating the work of an insurance investigator and the police for catching two arsonists who put the lives of people living above there target business at risk. As the names of the two convicted criminals were reported in a newspaper I too named them. A few months later, on the Thursday before […]

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Methylamphetamine use drives more illegal Meth labs

Methylamphetamine use drives more illegal Meth labs

Earlier this week, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released the sixth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program providing longer-term insights into drug consumption as the program concludes its second year. Using wastewater data between August 2017 to August 2018, it is estimated that more than 9.6 tonnes of methylamphetamine is consumed in Australia each year, as well as more than 4 tonnes of […]

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Composite Cladding – An update

Composite Cladding – An update

Today the Victorian Building Authority was informed that CertMark International (“CMI”), a product certification body under the CodeMark Scheme, has withdrawn nine certificates for cladding systems, including aluminium composite panels (ACP) and expanded polystyrene (EPS). The nine withdrawn certificates are: CM40029 Ozone Panel Building Systems CM40066 Alpolic A2 CM40067 Alpolic FR CM40076 Ultrabond FR CM40079 Vitrabond FR CM40082 Dulux Exsulite TM Kooltherm Façade System CM40093 […]

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