Brought to you by:

Local

NSW braces for heatwave as fires rage on

9 December 2019

Several parts of NSW face very high fire danger today and tomorrow, the NSW Rural Fire Service has warned, as crews try to contain dozens of blazes in the state...

Read More...

Summer threatens ‘terrible trifecta’

9 December 2019

This summer of 2019-20 is shaping up as a “terrible trifecta” of heatwaves, drought and bushfires exacerbated by inaction on climate change, the Climate Council says...

Read More...

High Court decision ‘disappointing’, class action funders say

9 December 2019

The Association of Litigation Funders of Australia says a High Court ruling that may prevent some class actions going ahead is disappointing...

Read More...

Diminishing returns: claimant loses dispute over new TV

9 December 2019

A Suncorp customer has failed in his bid to have his damaged TV replaced with a similar top-of-the-range model or be compensated $2300, the amount that he paid 11 years ago for the item...

Read More...

In Insurance News magazine this month

9 December 2019

The NSW and Queensland spring bushfires caught everyone by surprise, and now the states – and insurers – are bracing for a summer like no other Australia has ever experienced. In the December/January edition of Insurance News magazine our editorial team talks to victims, firefighters and scientists to understand the causes and the consequences as we prepare for a fiery summer...

Read More...

‘World first’ mobile phone detection cameras welcomed by insurers

9 December 2019

The deployment of high definition cameras in NSW to catch drivers illegally using mobile phones has the backing of the insurance industry...

Read More...

EQC funds 16 projects to reduce disaster risk

9 December 2019

New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission will provide funding of $NZ1 million for 16 research projects that could help reduce the impact of natural disasters...

Read More...

NZ insurers rally to repair Timaru hail damage

9 December 2019

Drive through assessment stations have been set up and specialists brought in from Australia to help with repairs after thousands of vehicles and other property in the South Island city of Timaru were pummelled by oversized hailstones on November 20...

Read More...