Prof. Allan Manning's Blog

1 Post – 7 Issues

1 Post – 7 Issues

My son read on one of my posts that his car, an Audi, had a recall. It was the second recall on this particular vehicle while his wife’s car, another Audi has had one. Doing the right thing he rang up and sort to have the matter addressed. The car was booked in this morning. Issue 1: motor vehicles are often the subject to recall […]

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A good news story on travel Insurance

A good news story on travel Insurance

I have two posts about travel insurance today. This one is a fun one that highlights the importance of reading the policy that I read from the Stuff site. Ms Donelan Andrews, a high school teacher living in Georgia, US. She purchased a travel policy through a travel insurer I have never heard of, called Tin Leg a subsidiary of Squaremouth. Unlike the vast majority […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 6 March 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 6 March 2019

This week’s product recalls includes: Maserati Australia — Ghibli & Quattroporte (Petrol) MY2014-2015 Automotive Brands Group Pty Ltd t/as Autopro and Autobarn — Extreme Garage Ratchet Jack Stand Range – 2000kg, 3000kg, 4000kg Kmart Australia Ltd — Anko Wooden Shape Sorting House Soul Fresh — LoBros Organic Lemon Lime and Bitters Kombucha 330mL Taurus Legend Pty Ltd — 5 Ton Hydraulic Bottle Jack Target Australia […]

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Where insurance can appear unfair and not in the best interests of the consumer

Where insurance can appear unfair and not in the best interests of the consumer

There are a couple of areas of the law that can appear to be unfair to an insured. A recent case has highlighted one. In Globe Church Incorporated v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited & Anor [2019] NSWCA 27 Globe Church argued that time started to accrue when the ISR insurers breached their obligations under the policy by not indemnifying Globe Church and not from the […]

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7th Asia Insurance Brokers’ Summit

7th Asia Insurance Brokers’ Summit

I am pleased to be speaking next week at the 7th Asia Insurance Broker’s Summit alongside some of the most dedicate insurance broking professionals in Australasia. The conference is being held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 5-6th March. I share the conference agenda/brochure below for anyone who may be interested: It is close but it not too late to get along, register: http://www.asiainsurancereview.com/Events/Register/Asia/airbrokers2019

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Has a precedent been set that will allow others to seek recovery due to non-conforming building materials?

Has a precedent been set that will allow others to seek recovery due to non-conforming building materials?

It was reported in The Age today that builders LU Simon have been ordered to pay $5.748m to the 211 applicants in the case of the fire at the Lacrosse building in Melbourne’s Docklands following a fire in 2014 that was fueled by combustible cladding. However, it has also been reported that while LU Simon will have to pay the initial sum, other respondents in the case […]

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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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