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icare challenges critical report

16 December 2019

NSW state insurer icare has contested some aspects of a critical report that identifies the scheme’s new workers’ compensation claims model as the “primary driver” behind its deteriorating performance...

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Tribunal reviews NSW home building compo scheme

16 December 2019

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal is reviewing the NSW home building compensation scheme, which helps property owners recover money for faulty or unfinished work if their builder can’t be pursued...

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Drought-hit NSW renews push for farm insurance scheme

16 December 2019

NSW has again called for a dedicated insurance scheme to protect farmers and the wider agricultural sector from future droughts and other natural disasters...

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Victoria goes ahead with cladding levy

16 December 2019

Victoria will introduce a levy next month to help pay for the cladding remediation works of affected high-rise buildings...

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Grenfell fire investigator tapped for building review

16 December 2019

A team of experts including Judith Hackitt, who led a review into UK building regulations after the Grenfell Tower fire, will convene next year to look at ways to reform Victoria’s troubled construction sector...

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SIRA investigates CTP for taxis, ride-sharing

16 December 2019

The NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority is consulting on compulsory third party arrangements for taxis and ridesharing services such as Uber after transitional requirements expire next December...

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ACCC acts on profiteering messages after hailstorms

16 December 2019

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned tradespeople against using anti-competitive pricing following natural disasters...

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Hospitals embrace study on early intervention

16 December 2019

An early intervention program backed by claims manager EML has proved so successful at reducing costs and lost workdays for injured staff that it has been adopted by all NSW public hospitals...

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