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 Councils’ flood data ‘can bring down’ northern premiums http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/councils-flood-data-can-bring-down-northern-premiums http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/councils-flood-data-can-bring-down-northern-premiums Sharing flood data between councils and insurers can help address the higher premiums facing consumers in the north, Floodplain Management Australia says…

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Consumer groups want tougher response on add-on sales http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/consumer-groups-want-tougher-response-on-add-on-sales http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/consumer-groups-want-tougher-response-on-add-on-sales Consumer advocates have called for an end to the sale of some add-on insurance products…

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Reform forces builders to fix cladding ‘defects’ http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/reform-forces-builders-to-fix-cladding-defects http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/reform-forces-builders-to-fix-cladding-defects NSW has changed home building laws to classify unsafe external wall cladding as a major defect, requiring builders to pay for rectification work…

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:44:00 +1000
Canberra toughens up corporate crime penalties http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/canberra-toughens-up-corporate-crime-penalties http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/canberra-toughens-up-corporate-crime-penalties Penalties for corporate misconduct will be strengthened and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission given enhanced powers to investigate and punish white-collar crime, the Government says…

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QBE defends LMI’s role helping home-buyers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/qbe-defends-lmis-role-helping-home-buyers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/qbe-defends-lmis-role-helping-home-buyers Lenders’ mortgage insurance enhances competition for high loan-to-value ratio customers, which includes many first-time home buyers, QBE says…

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:43:00 +1000
WA bushfire defences gain budget boost http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/wa-bushfire-defences-gain-budget-boost http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/wa-bushfire-defences-gain-budget-boost WA will allocate $80 million to its new Rural Fire Division – funded through a rise in the emergency services levy on council rates – and take further steps to reduce risks as it continues to respond to deadly bushfires two years ago…

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