2018 NORTHERN TERRITORY INSURANCE CONFERENCE AWARDS

2018 NORTHERN TERRITORY INSURANCE CONFERENCE AWARDS

Voting has now opened for the finalists of the 2018 Northern Territory Insurance Awards, cast your vote here. I support the Territory Insurance Conference each year for both its education and recognition of the excellence in the insurance industry. Good luck to all nominees.

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Blog Question: Contribution between insurers

Blog Question: Contribution between insurers

Hello Allan, I have a claim where the Insured has two policies. One insurer [Insurer X] is deducting the gross settlement from other insurer [Insurer Y] from their settlement so the client is in effect worse off by taking out a second policy. Fundamentally, I cannot agree with an insurers approach and feel that despite our insured purchasing additional cover through a second insurer to […]

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ANNOUNCING – Lessons Learned: Chicago

ANNOUNCING – Lessons Learned: Chicago

Today, I consider to be a great day, for it is when I completed the final proof read of my latest book. This one is different as for the first time I co-authored with my daughter, Susan. The book looks at 6 major events over Chicago’s history. These are: The Great Chicago Fire The Haymarket Riots The Iroquois Theatre Fire SS Eastland Tylenol Murders The […]

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Discussing Risk Management with the Victorian Waste Management Association

Discussing Risk Management with the Victorian Waste Management Association

I was invited to speak on the thorny topic of availability of general insurance or lack thereof to the Victorian Waste Management Association. The invitation was made through the Associations long term broker RSM Group. The Association is clearly not sitting still on this and invited a number of speakers from the Fire Services, CSIRO, Environmental Protection Authority among others to assist them in understanding […]

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The LMI Library continues to grow – Thank you Rodericks

The LMI Library continues to grow – Thank you Rodericks

A special THANK YOU today to Roderick’s Insurance brokers including Keith Roderick and Sean Dalton for your kind donation to the ever-growing LMI Library. What you see above is just a selection of the books we have available for anyone to come and read, in our Melbourne office. While Insurance is the focus we are lucky enough to have books on many things, from law, […]

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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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The courts are letting Victorian’s down

The courts are letting Victorian’s down

Like many Victorian’s I woke up to the sickening vision of the random attack of a pedestrian by one of three men walking along the footpath. But it gets worse.  The news report states that the culprit was allowed out on bail against the recommendation of the Police. The reasoning behind the attack? The culprit had been drinking and taking cocaine. As if that is […]

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Helping get the message out…

Helping get the message out…

I have recently been assisting in getting the message out about often misunderstood and confusing insurance topics. Here are a couple of recent articles I have made comment on for the author: How to save money on roadside assistance and avoid being ripped off The funeral insurance rip-off hurting Australia’s most vulnerable  

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Thank you industry in your help on the changes to the 457 visas

Thank you industry in your help on the changes to the 457 visas

Yesterday, senior representatives from Crawford & Co, Cunningham Lindsay, LMI Group, and the Insurance Council of Australia held a teleconference call with advisers from the Australian Government. This was hosted by communications experts Newgate. During the meeting we had a very fair opportunity to explain the role of loss adjusters in the claim process, the attributes, experience and qualifications necessary to deal with the ever […]

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Lord Atkin – From Queensland to the House of Lords Exhibition

Lord Atkin – From Queensland to the House of Lords Exhibition

I finally got the opportunity to visit the exhibition on Lord Atkin – from Queensland to the House of Lords. While everyone who has studied law or legal studies knows of his famous decision in Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] (The snail in the Ale case, I have written a photobook on this all important case here), few people appreciate Lord Atkin was born in Brisbane. […]

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