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 2019 Royal commission action: years, not months http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/royal-commission-action-years-not-months http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/royal-commission-action-years-not-months The true impact on general insurance of the Hayne royal commission will not be clear “for several years”, one industry expert says...

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:11:00 +1100
Townsville flood cover ‘not readily available’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/townsville-flood-cover-not-readily-available http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/townsville-flood-cover-not-readily-available Flood cover can be challenging for north Queensland businesses to obtain and brokers to place, the National Insurance Brokers Association says...

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:05:00 +1100
QBE joins driverless vehicle open-traffic trial http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/qbe-joins-driverless-vehicle-open-traffic-trial http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/qbe-joins-driverless-vehicle-open-traffic-trial QBE is providing compulsory third party cover for the first open-traffic driverless vehicle trial in Australia...

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:01:00 +1100
Royal commission: Treasurer demands ICA action http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/royal-commission-treasurer-demands-ica-action http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/royal-commission-treasurer-demands-ica-action Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has written to the Insurance Council of Australia asking for a prompt response outlining “when and how” members will implement Hayne royal commission recommendations...

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:28:00 +1100
Coastal communities brace for cyclone impact http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/coastal-communities-brace-for-cyclone-impact http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/coastal-communities-brace-for-cyclone-impact Parts of southeast Queensland and northern NSW have been placed on cyclone watch, as latest projections suggest Oma will approach the coast this weekend...

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:22:00 +1100
Premiums, acquisitions boost PSC revenues http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/premiums-acquisitions-boost-psc-revenues http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/premiums-acquisitions-boost-psc-revenues Higher premiums and acquisitions have driven operational revenue growth at PSC Insurance Group as the company expands in Australia and the UK...

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:03:00 +1100
Steadfast’s Kelly commits to commissions fight http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/steadfasts-kelly-commits-to-commissions-fight http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/steadfasts-kelly-commits-to-commissions-fight Steadfast CEO Robert Kelly will remain at the company’s helm until the end of 2022 as the broking industry gets ready to put its commissions payment case to a review sparked by the Hayne royal commission...

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:40:00 +1100
The next post-Hayne steps are critical, ICA warns http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/the-next-post-hayne-steps-are-critical-ica-warns http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/the-next-post-hayne-steps-are-critical-ica-warns Finalising the details of Hayne royal commission recommendations will be crucial next steps in responding to the inquiry, Insurance Council of Australia Chairman Richard Enthoven says...

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:35:00 +1100
Cyclone alert: weary Queenslanders eye Oma threat http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/cyclone-alert-weary-queenslanders-eye-oma-threat http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/cyclone-alert-weary-queenslanders-eye-oma-threat The Bureau of Meteorology is not ruling out issuing a cyclone watch as Category 2 storm Oma barrels towards the Queensland coast, and could even make landfall in the southern part of the state...

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:32:00 +1100
Townsville floods boost ALP’s reform focus http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/townsville-floods-boost-alps-reform-focus http://www.insurancenews.com.au/daily/townsville-floods-boost-alps-reform-focus The Australian Labor Party has drafted legislation to remove the insurance claims handling exemption as it presses the Government to extend Parliamentary sittings and quickly deal with Hayne royal commission recommendations...

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:40:00 +1100