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Technology trend ‘increasingly urgent’ for brokers

18 March 2019

Growing revenues and healthy margins mean broking businesses are prospering, but they are increasingly worried about technology and preparing for the future, a new Macquarie Bank report says…

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Consumers seek review after IAG’s Wellington pullback

18 March 2019

Consumer advocates have called for a wider review of the role played by New Zealand’s government-owned Earthquake Commission after IAG announced it is taking a more conservative approach to home and contents cover in Wellington…

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Townsville braces for king tide flood as losses pass $1 billion

18 March 2019

A king tide could cause further flooding in Townsville tomorrow as the north Queensland city struggles to recover from last month’s devastating rainfall…

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FNQ faces heavy rain as Cyclone Trevor gathers pace

18 March 2019

Cyclone Trevor is forecast to bring heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding across Far North Queensland over the next few days…

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ICA hits back at ‘scaremongering’ climate risk analysis

18 March 2019

A climate research group’s suggestion that many homes may become too risky to insure because of climate change has been criticised by the Insurance Council of Australia as “scaremongering”…

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In Insurance News magazine this month

18 March 2019

Yet another government agency’s report on insurance in northern Australia comes under the Insurance News microscope, with the devastating Townsville floods demonstrating one inescapable truth – the north is far more prone to natural catastrophes than the southern regions, and that’s why property cover costs more…

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Climate Index confirms extreme heat on the rise

18 March 2019

The frequency of hot days in recent winters and springs has exceeded historical levels, according to the Actuaries Institute’s Climate Index…

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NMVTRC cheers Queensland’s return

18 March 2019

Queensland’s decision to rejoin the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council has been welcomed by CEO Geoff Hughes and industry stakeholders…

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Queensland reacts to spike in vehicle thefts

18 March 2019

Motor vehicle theft numbers in Queensland were 48% higher last year than four years ago…

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