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 2020 Industry ramps up case for ESL removal at Senate inquiry https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/industry-ramps-up-case-for-esl-removal-at-senate-inquiry https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/industry-ramps-up-case-for-esl-removal-at-senate-inquiry The insurance industry made another united push for tax reforms at a Senate inquiry on Friday, saying the NSW Emergency Services Levy and other insurance duties will worsen the under-insurance problem as the virus-hit economy weakens further...

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Time for a hazard protection code on new builds: ICA https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/time-for-a-hazard-protection-code-on-new-builds-ica https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/time-for-a-hazard-protection-code-on-new-builds-ica Australia’s National Construction Code is “failing the community” by not stipulating a performance outcome for protecting the property beyond the saving of lives, the Insurance Council of Australia has told a royal commission hearing...

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SIRA sets out guiding principles as pandemic continues https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/sira-sets-out-guiding-principles-as-pandemic-continues https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/sira-sets-out-guiding-principles-as-pandemic-continues The NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority has adopted 10 regulatory principles to inform its work as it adapts to changes including the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Mental health a 'small but growing claims area' https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/mental-health-a-small-but-growing-claims-area https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/mental-health-a-small-but-growing-claims-area The rate of psychological injury claims among workers is increasing, with almost a third of all COVID-19 related claims lodged with icare related to mental health, the NSW state insurer says...

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Authority appoints fire safety engineer https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/authority-appoints-fire-safety-engineer https://www.insurancenews.com.au/regulatory-government/authority-appoints-fire-safety-engineer The Victorian Building Authority has appointed Weng Poh as its Principal Fire Safety Engineer in a bid to raise the issue of fire safety among the state’s 24,000 builders, building surveyors and other practitioners...

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