How could the NSW Government get it so wrong on the removal of the Emergency Services Levy (TAX)?

How could the NSW Government get it so wrong on the removal of the Emergency Services Levy (TAX)?

I read the article in insuranceNEWS in which it was reported that the NSW parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee, which held an inquiry to consider the impact of the abandoned reform, “found the NSW Government’s failed implementation of [the reform] was a poor public policy decision, undertaken without adequate understanding of the complexities of the issue or the impacts of the proposed reforms.” What beggars belief is that […]

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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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Conference Reminder: Risk and the Business Insurance in History

Conference Reminder: Risk and the Business Insurance in History

With this year rushing to an end so quickly, I thought that I would remind everyone of the great conference being held next year in Seville, Spain from the 11th to the 14th June, 2019 on the History of Insurance as a Business. The conference has been many years in the making and experts from around the world will be presenting on the topic. The […]

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Customer care in 2018 or Stalinist Russia in 1950?

Customer care in 2018 or Stalinist Russia in 1950?

As I arrived home last Friday, the lyrics of the song ‘some days are diamond and some days are stone’ came to mind. This one was one of the stones, I was really worrying about where our industry was going. I felt that one Insured was being terribly treated and unfairly punished caught up in a Catch 22 situation that was impossible to resolve. It […]

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Can interest on a loan be claimed under a business interruption policy?

Can interest on a loan be claimed under a business interruption policy?

One issue keeps coming up more regularly internally here at LMI than any other and that is loss adjusters refusing outright to consider additional interest being claimed as an Increase or Additional Increase in Cost of Working. I cannot understand why this is an issue as I know of hundreds if not thousands of cases where it has been paid. Yet what is happening is […]

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Thanks InsuranceNEWs and all those that wrote

Thanks InsuranceNEWs and all those that wrote

Just a quick post to thank Terry McMullan and the team from InsuranceNEWS for picking up on my blog post on Monday about the effect that the Australian Government’s decision to remove Insurance Loss Adjusting from the Skilled Migration Program will have on our industry. A number of people saw either the InsuranceNEWS article or my blog post and have written in expressing their concern. […]

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Loss Adjusters removed from Skilled Migration Program – Please help change the Government’s mind

Loss Adjusters removed from Skilled Migration Program – Please help change the Government’s mind

Following political pressure about the number of home invasions and other crimes being committed by immigrants and the routing of the visa system by far too many,  the Australian Government have done away with the 457 Visas, and as part of this have removed insurance loss adjusting as an occupation/profession that is able to come into Australia. From what I gather, this is not for […]

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Business Continuity Awareness Week 14 – 18 May

Business Continuity Awareness Week 14 – 18 May

As part of my doctoral research into how small and medium enterprises can, with the assistance of the insurance industry, better manage a crisis, I came to appreciate the benefits of business continuity plans. They not only are of great benefit at the time of a critical event, in that they allow an organisation to manage the crisis better and therefore recover quicker, they also have a […]

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Staying Safe

The LMI Melbourne office was originally built as a small factory and then utilised as a warehouse and later partially converted to offices before it was acquired by LMI as its Melbourne base. Over the years, the building has been slowly refurbished, including the removal of all asbestos and being in the risk and insurance business, we have been careful to always comply with the […]

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Baby Wipes: not so flushable!

Back on 25 July last year I posted an article about sewers being blocked as a result of baby wipes being flushed down the toilet. I would like to think someone of authority reads my blogs and actions results, in any event I read with interest that the maker of White King “flushable” wet wipes, Pental Limited (“Pental”), has been fined $700,000 for making false and misleading […]

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