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10 December 2018

This is the last Monday edition of insuranceNEWS.com.au for 2018. The Daily service will continue until Friday…

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Deep thinking required post Hayne, actuaries say

10 December 2018

The Actuaries Institute has urged companies to think “beyond the immediate solution” when addressing issues identified by the Hayne royal commission and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s report on Commonwealth Bank…

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Fels yet to respond to ICA complaint

10 December 2018

NSW Emergency Services Levy Insurance Monitor Allan Fels says he has not seen the official complaint made against him by the Insurance Council of Australia…

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In Insurance News magazine this month

10 December 2018

Allan Fels, the monitor of NSW’s non-existent emergency services levy change and primary foe of the insurance industry, is stirring up insurers again. Believing in the principle of knowing your enemy, Insurance News magazine interviewed the industry’s most strident critic for its December edition. He might just surprise you…

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Bank class action ‘shows coverage gap’

10 December 2018

A NSW Supreme Court ruling on a Bank of Queensland class action defence claim has highlighted a potential gap in cover under civil liability policies, law firm Allens says…

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Customer, climate change top industry concerns

10 December 2018

Insurances bosses have listed climate change and customer engagement among key challenges for next year in a KPMG survey…

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Transport sector warned on automation dangers

10 December 2018

Transport and logistics businesses must address risks that come with increased use of robotics, artificial intelligence and other new technologies, Aon says…

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Vehicle crime: WA leads fall, Victoria makes headway

10 December 2018

The number of motor vehicle thefts fell 4% in the year to September, national figures show…

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Hundreds of supermarkets to face climate risk

10 December 2018

Nearly 200 supermarkets face the risk of flooding, bushfires or sea level rise, undermining their insurability, climate change modelling shows…

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Residents accuse Christchurch council over flood threat

10 December 2018

Christchurch residents have protested over a council planning change they say will increase flood risk in a large part of the city’s lowest-lying coastal suburbs…

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ICA warns on Airbnb cover gap as holidays loom

10 December 2018

People who rent their homes via short-stay websites such as Airbnb may not be covered for damage, the Insurance Council of Australia warns…

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Distraction a leading cause of crashes: AAMI

10 December 2018

Most types of road accident are increasing, with driver distraction largely to blame, according to AAMI’s annual crash index…

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