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 Technology trend ‘increasingly urgent’ for brokers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/technology-trend-increasingly-urgent-for-brokers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/technology-trend-increasingly-urgent-for-brokers Growing revenues and healthy margins mean broking businesses are prospering, but they are increasingly worried about technology and preparing for the future, a new Macquarie Bank report says…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:27:00 +1100
Consumers seek review after IAG’s Wellington pullback http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/consumers-seek-review-after-iags-wellington-pullback http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/consumers-seek-review-after-iags-wellington-pullback Consumer advocates have called for a wider review of the role played by New Zealand’s government-owned Earthquake Commission after IAG announced it is taking a more conservative approach to home and contents cover in Wellington…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:25:00 +1100
Townsville braces for king tide flood as losses pass $1 billion http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/townsville-braces-for-king-tide-flood-as-losses-pass-1-billion http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/townsville-braces-for-king-tide-flood-as-losses-pass-1-billion A king tide could cause further flooding in Townsville tomorrow as the north Queensland city struggles to recover from last month’s devastating rainfall…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:24:00 +1100
FNQ faces heavy rain as Cyclone Trevor gathers pace http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/fnq-faces-heavy-rain-as-cyclone-trevor-gathers-pace http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/fnq-faces-heavy-rain-as-cyclone-trevor-gathers-pace Cyclone Trevor is forecast to bring heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding across Far North Queensland over the next few days…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:24:00 +1100
ICA hits back at ‘scaremongering’ climate risk analysis http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/ica-hits-back-at-scaremongering-climate-risk-analysis http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/ica-hits-back-at-scaremongering-climate-risk-analysis A climate research group’s suggestion that many homes may become too risky to insure because of climate change has been criticised by the Insurance Council of Australia as “scaremongering”…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:22:00 +1100
In Insurance News magazine this month http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/in-insurance-news-magazine-this-month1 http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/in-insurance-news-magazine-this-month1 Yet another government agency’s report on insurance in northern Australia comes under the Insurance News microscope, with the devastating Townsville floods demonstrating one inescapable truth – the north is far more prone to natural catastrophes than the southern regions, and that’s why property cover costs more…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:22:00 +1100
Climate Index confirms extreme heat on the rise http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/climate-index-confirms-extreme-heat-on-the-rise http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/climate-index-confirms-extreme-heat-on-the-rise The frequency of hot days in recent winters and springs has exceeded historical levels, according to the Actuaries Institute’s Climate Index…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:21:00 +1100
NMVTRC cheers Queensland’s return http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nmvtrc-cheers-queenslands-return http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nmvtrc-cheers-queenslands-return Queensland’s decision to rejoin the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council has been welcomed by CEO Geoff Hughes and industry stakeholders…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:20:00 +1100
Queensland reacts to spike in vehicle thefts http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/queensland-reacts-to-spike-in-vehicle-thefts http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/queensland-reacts-to-spike-in-vehicle-thefts Motor vehicle theft numbers in Queensland were 48% higher last year than four years ago…

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:18:00 +1100