insuranceNEWS.com.au http://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2017 The lessons of history http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-lessons-of-history http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-lessons-of-history Henry Ford observed that “history is bunk”, which may be correct – who are we to argue with dead American billionaires? – ­but it nevertheless throws up lessons that are as true today as they were long ago…

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:19:00 +1100
PM’s backflip leaves industry in spotlight… again http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/pms-backflip-leaves-industry-in-spotlight-again http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/pms-backflip-leaves-industry-in-spotlight-again It is only three months since a Senate committee handed down its report on the general insurance industry – one among a plethora of recent reviews…

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +1100
Roundtable raises stakes on resilience spending http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/roundtable-raises-stakes-on-resilience-spending http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/roundtable-raises-stakes-on-resilience-spending Convincing governments to increase mitigation spending is tough, but the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has upped the ante in its latest report on the benefits of action and costs of inaction…

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:54:00 +1100
Profits up, but tech challenges looming http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/profits-up-but-tech-challenges-looming http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/profits-up-but-tech-challenges-looming The latest KPMG General Insurance Industry Review presents a buoyant picture, with profitability on the rise as rates increase, while the industry has also seen cost benefits from technological change…

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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:35:00 +1100
Cracking the code: another step forward http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/cracking-the-code-another-step-forward http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/cracking-the-code-another-step-forward The wide-ranging fifth review of the General Insurance Code of Practice needs to show the industry can meet higher community and regulatory expectations amid an ever-sharper focus on financial sector standards and behaviour…

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:29:00 +1100
Slow claims, hard problem http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/slow-claims-hard-problem http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/slow-claims-hard-problem The claims process can be tricky at the best of times, but in a hardening market challenges can be exacerbated…

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:09:00 +1100