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A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

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This is the 45th and final Monday insuranceNEWS.com.au bulletin for 2013. We will return on February 3. During the period any news of significance to the industry will be covered by our Breaking News service.

insuranceNEWS.com.au has continued to grow through the past year, with the number of subscribers well over 20,000. In the past year more than 200,000 unique visitors have viewed the site, clocking up nearly 2.5 million pageviews on the way. Today’s Breaking News email has been opened more than 18,000 times – so far. These figures place us well ahead of any other publication serving the insurance industry.

In 2013 we “broke” more important stories about major happenings in the insurance industry than ever. Our weekly news and Breaking News bulletins have become the standard information source on the regional industry for people around the world, and we regularly note the articles in newspapers and competing publications that originated right here on insuranceNEWS.com.au.

Staying at the front of the news and information side of insurance wouldn’t be possible without the very high level of support we receive from the industry – most importantly from our premium sponsors AIG, CGU, Ebix, Macquarie Bank, QBE, Vero and Zurich. They make it possible for us to deliver a free service produced by a team of outstanding journalists and support staff. We hope you will support our sponsors as wholeheartedly as they support us.

We’d also like to thank the organisations that invite us to cover their events, our army of informants and the leaders, managers and technicians who give us their time and attention to comment on and explain industry issues and developments.

In the end it all comes down to the reader – that’s you. Your continuing support of insuranceNEWS.com.au is what keeps us working.

The production team joins me in wishing every reader a safe and happy festive season.

Terry McMullan
Publisher