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Victoria to put workers’ comp outsourcing under review

9 December 2019

The Victorian Government will review the outsourcing of workers’ compensation complex claims to agents that include insurers after an Ombudsman report said the current system is delivering some results that are unjust and “downright immoral”...

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NZ seeks more input on unfair contract terms

9 December 2019

New Zealand will consult further on plans to remove unfair contract terms insurance exemptions as it considers aligning the rules with proposed changes in Australia...

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ASIC cold calling ban ‘draws line in sand’

9 December 2019

Cold call telephone sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance will be banned from the middle of next month...

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Insurer applauds new “claim farmer” laws

9 December 2019

RACQ Insurance has welcomed new laws stopping uninvited phone calls from “claim farmers” relating to car crashes, but says the new legislation does not go far enough...

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SIRA opens applications for CTP practitioners, workers’ comp consultants

9 December 2019

The NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority is seeking injury management consultants in the workers’ compensation system and authorised health practitioners for the compulsory third party scheme...

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States prepare for bushfires with media blitz, big air fleet

9 December 2019

WA is preparing residents for a high-risk bushfire season with a media blitz to raise awareness, while Victoria has gone on the attack with the formation of a fleet of 50 firefighting aircraft...

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