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 Victoria to put workers’ comp outsourcing under review https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/victoria-to-put-workers-comp-outsourcing-under-review https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/victoria-to-put-workers-comp-outsourcing-under-review 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 https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/nz-seeks-more-input-on-unfair-contract-terms https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/nz-seeks-more-input-on-unfair-contract-terms 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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Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:54:00 +1100
ASIC cold calling ban ‘draws line in sand’ https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/asic-cold-calling-ban-draws-line-in-sand https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/asic-cold-calling-ban-draws-line-in-sand 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 https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/insurer-applauds-new-claim-farmer-laws https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/insurer-applauds-new-claim-farmer-laws 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 https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/sira-opens-applications-for-ctp-practitioners-workers-comp-consultants https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/sira-opens-applications-for-ctp-practitioners-workers-comp-consultants 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 https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/states-prepare-for-bushfires-with-media-blitz-big-air-fleet https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/states-prepare-for-bushfires-with-media-blitz-big-air-fleet 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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