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 NZ prepares for rough weather as Cyclone Gita looms http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nz-prepares-for-rough-weather-as-cyclone-gita-looms http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nz-prepares-for-rough-weather-as-cyclone-gita-looms New Zealand is bracing for damage from Cyclone Gita, which is forecast to make landfall near Wellington tonight, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and high seas to coastal areas in the country’s central regions…

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:57:00 +1100
Shift in trade winds may spell end for La Nina http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/shift-in-trade-winds-may-spell-end-for-la-nina http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/shift-in-trade-winds-may-spell-end-for-la-nina A rapid weakening of Pacific trade winds may hasten the decline of this year’s La Nina weather system, the Bureau of Meteorology says…

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:56:00 +1100
Consumer group raises pressure over unfair contract terms http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/consumer-group-raises-pressure-over-unfair-contract-terms http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/consumer-group-raises-pressure-over-unfair-contract-terms The Consumer Action Law Centre is stepping up its campaign for unfair contract term provisions to be extended to insurance, ahead of expected consultations on possible changes this year…

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:54:00 +1100
Fraud declines as businesses wise up http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/fraud-declines-as-businesses-wise-up http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/fraud-declines-as-businesses-wise-up The number of reported fraud incidents in Australia plummeted 40% last year, declining for the first time in several years, according to a KPMG Forensic report…

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:53:00 +1100
NZ insurers pay out $6.5 million a day http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nz-insurers-pay-out-6-5-million-a-day http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nz-insurers-pay-out-6-5-million-a-day New Zealand insurers paid an average of $NZ7 million a day in claims last year, the Insurance Council of New Zealand says…

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EQC funds NZ tsunami research http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/eqc-funds-nz-tsunami-research http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/eqc-funds-nz-tsunami-research New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission is co-sponsoring a research project on tsunami risks in the city of Porirua north of Wellington…

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