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 2018 Claims shape as battlefield in contract dispute http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/claims-shape-as-battlefield-in-contract-dispute http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/claims-shape-as-battlefield-in-contract-dispute Insurers may have a tough time fighting plans to extend unfair contract terms to the industry, with claim rejections providing an easy target for campaigners for change…

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:48:00 +1100
Commission challenges the brand illusion http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/commission-challenges-the-brand-illusion http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/commission-challenges-the-brand-illusion The Productivity Commission, which serves as a major feeder into Federal Government thinking, isn’t convinced insurance competition is as robust as the industry maintains…

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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:53:00 +1100
GI Barometer: confirming the upturn http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/gi-barometer-confirming-the-upturn http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/gi-barometer-confirming-the-upturn Doubts about a sustained upturn in the commercial insurance market can be largely cast aside based on the picture painted in this year’s JP Morgan Taylor Fry General Insurance Barometer…

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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:15:00 +1100
Mitigation: a bridge too far for the Government http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/mitigation-a-bridge-too-far-for-the-government http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/mitigation-a-bridge-too-far-for-the-government The Federal Government accepts disaster mitigation is the only sustainable way to reduce premiums in catastrophe-prone northern Australia. That’s the good news coming out of its long-awaited response to the region’s insurance pricing issues…

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:45:00 +1100
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