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 Industry results: will the bounce-back fall flat? http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/industry-results-will-the-bounce-back-fall-flat http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/industry-results-will-the-bounce-back-fall-flat Insurers buoyed by a benign year for catastrophes, rising premiums and subdued claims inflation may find the business outlook is about to become more challenging…

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Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:18:00 +1100
El Nino looms as a farm-fresh crisis http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/el-nino-looms-as-a-farm-fresh-crisis http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/el-nino-looms-as-a-farm-fresh-crisis Relief for the drought-stricken farming community is unlikely to come any time soon, now an El Nino alert has been issued…

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:15:00 +1100
Climate change: Morrisonís coalition of the unwilling http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/climate-change-morrisons-coalition-of-the-unwilling http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/climate-change-morrisons-coalition-of-the-unwilling Shortly after taking the country’s top job in August, Scott Morrison declared that tackling drought was the “most urgent and pressing need right now” for his government…

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Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:08:00 +1100
Disclosure rethink gathers steam as commission ponders http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/disclosure-rethink-gathers-steam-as-commission-ponders http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/disclosure-rethink-gathers-steam-as-commission-ponders Making people aware of what their insurance policy covers – and just as importantly what it doesn’t – has been a preoccupation of insurers for more than 20 years. All that has been gained is an understanding that legal necessities don’t mix well with the need for simplicity…

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Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:23:00 +1000
Counting the consequences after a withering week http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/counting-the-consequences-after-a-withering-week http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/counting-the-consequences-after-a-withering-week As the dust settles from last week’s general insurance hearings at the Hayne royal commission, it’s still too early to know what the long-term impact might be…

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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:04:00 +1000
Brokers vs insurers: how the war of words erupted http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/brokers-vs-insurers-how-the-war-of-words-erupted http://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/brokers-vs-insurers-how-the-war-of-words-erupted When it comes to internecine disagreements, the insurance industry is usually pretty placid. Differences of opinion among the various industry tribes are rare, which made the breakout of hostilities between insurers and brokers over the past week unusual, to say the least…

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:44:00 +1000