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 2017 NSW passes bill to reinstate insurance-based ESL http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/nsw-passes-bill-to-reinstate-insurance-based-esl http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/nsw-passes-bill-to-reinstate-insurance-based-esl The NSW Parliament has passed legislation to reinstate the insurance-linked emergency services levy, after the Government backed away from a move to a property-based charge…

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NSW reopens builders’ warranty to private insurers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/nsw-reopens-builders-warranty-to-private-insurers http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/nsw-reopens-builders-warranty-to-private-insurers The NSW Parliament has passed legislation to overhaul the state’s home building compensation scheme, allowing private insurers to enter the market next year for the first time since 2010…

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EQC reforms to raise cap, change claims process http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/eqc-reforms-to-raise-cap-change-claims-process http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/eqc-reforms-to-raise-cap-change-claims-process The Earthquake Commission’s cap for building cover will be raised to $NZ150,000 and residents will have to lodge claims via their private insurers under reforms announced by the New Zealand Government today…

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NSW cuts insurance duties for small business http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/nsw-cuts-insurance-duties-for-small-business http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/nsw-cuts-insurance-duties-for-small-business NSW has abolished a range of insurance duties for small businesses from next January, in changes announced in last week’s state budget…

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ASIC orders refund to car-yard policyholders http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/asic-orders-refund-to-car-yard-policyholders http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/asic-orders-refund-to-car-yard-policyholders A general insurer must refund more than $330,000 in premiums to more than 500 customers after mis-selling add-on insurance at car yards…

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Climate change inquiry seeks feedback http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/climate-change-inquiry-seeks-feedback http://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/climate-change-inquiry-seeks-feedback The Senate has opened an inquiry into climate change’s implications for national security, with the role of mitigation policies in reducing risk among the topics to be addressed…

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