This week’s posts

It has been quite a week and Thursday in particular was quite a day.

First up, on Thursday, I attended the ANZIIF Insurance Industry luncheon and was formally acknowledged as an honorary life member. That same day, the Midway Club, a Victorian based insurance club bestowed the Feat of the Year award on me for my work on the fire service levies and for my recent text books. I thank all those involved in making the events happen.

Between these two events I was interviewed by Channel 10 News for an exclusive news story on Fire Service Levies in New South Wales. I was pleased to support the ICA’s position that the New South Wales decision to look at removing the levy is a good one. To view part of the news article visit

The tax issue certainly dominated email traffic this week.

I was busy much of the week on claims and it was pleasing to have several major ones agreed and finalised for the Insured. As one claim is finalised a new one is received and LMI received many new claims around the country covering fires, machinery breakdown, tax audit, product recall, marine and product liability.

Internationally, our New Zealand operation continues to receive, handle and finalise earthquake claims arising out of the Christchurch events. BIcalculator is being well received in South Africa with another major firm subscribing with insurers and reinsurers appreciating the training and sales opportunities.

Students are continuing to sign up for the new Master of Insurance Law and Practice degree through Victoria University and this assures the course is off to a great start and give Neil and I encouragement to continue to work on the next phase of the course material. Thanks to Sue and Phil from Victoria University for their ongoing assistance.

I had a great many emails of support and comments on the recent articles and I thank the readers for that. This week, I have 6 articles for you which I hope you find of interest.


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