insuranceNEWS.com.au https://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2019 NSW braces for heatwave as fires rage on https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nsw-braces-for-heatwave-as-fires-rage-on https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nsw-braces-for-heatwave-as-fires-rage-on 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...

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Summer threatens ‘terrible trifecta’ https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/summer-threatens-terrible-trifecta https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/summer-threatens-terrible-trifecta 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...

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High Court decision ‘disappointing’, class action funders say https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/high-court-decision-disappointing-class-action-funders-say https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/high-court-decision-disappointing-class-action-funders-say The Association of Litigation Funders of Australia says a High Court ruling that may prevent some class actions going ahead is disappointing...

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Diminishing returns: claimant loses dispute over new TV https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/diminishing-returns-claimant-loses-dispute-over-new-tv https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/diminishing-returns-claimant-loses-dispute-over-new-tv 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...

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In Insurance News magazine this month https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/in-insurance-news-magazine-this-montha https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/in-insurance-news-magazine-this-montha 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...

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‘World first’ mobile phone detection cameras welcomed by insurers https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/world-first-mobile-phone-detection-cameras-welcomed-by-insurers https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/world-first-mobile-phone-detection-cameras-welcomed-by-insurers The deployment of high definition cameras in NSW to catch drivers illegally using mobile phones has the backing of the insurance industry...

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EQC funds 16 projects to reduce disaster risk https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/eqc-funds-16-projects-to-reduce-disaster-risk https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/eqc-funds-16-projects-to-reduce-disaster-risk New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission will provide funding of $NZ1 million for 16 research projects that could help reduce the impact of natural disasters...

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NZ insurers rally to repair Timaru hail damage https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nz-insurers-rally-to-repair-timaru-hail-damage https://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/nz-insurers-rally-to-repair-timaru-hail-damage 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...

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