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23 Mar

Heat records broken across southeast

Temperatures in parts of Victoria and NSW hit record levels this month and modelling suggests the above-average warmth will extend into next month, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

1 Mar

Insurers struggle to asses damage in cyclone-hit Fiji

Damage to Fiji’s communications facilities is making it difficult for insurers to assess the destruction left by Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest storm to have struck in the southern hemisphere.

1 Mar

Steadfast hails "outstanding" result

Steadfast has reported 6.3% organic growth in revenue to $226 million for the six months to December 31.

2 Feb

Cybercrime – In the top 5 risks faced by Australian Business in 2015

Cybercrime costs the Australian economy over $1 billion annually. Cybercrime risk moved into the top 5 risks faced by Australian business in 2014 according to Allianz research; it wasn’t in the top ten in 2013.

Paris hears IAG's call for united front on disaster management
10 Dec

Paris hears IAG's call for united front on disaster management

Greater collaboration among governments, insurers and other stakeholders is the key to building disaster-resilient communities, according to the IAG-led PSI Global Resilience Project.

10 Dec

CGU Steps in to save Tropfest

Famous short film Tropfest has been saved by eleventh-hour sponsor CGU Insurance.

The 22 year old event was cancelled last month due to what founder John Polson called a "terrible and irresponsible mismanagement of funds".

24 Sep

How would you like to pay for that? Cash, credit or bitcoins?

While the use of Bitcoin may not presently be widely accepted like cash or electronic funds transfers, it is undeniable that the interest and market opportunities for bitcoin are rapidly increasing.

24 Sep

How Private is that connected car?

Among the fastest growing sectors in the industry of smart things is the connected car. No longer a simple way from point A to point B, cars now comprise a computer, cell phone and camera all rolled into one motorized package.

22 Jun
Penny Collins

Cyber Liability Claims Example

A Brisbane based business was recently the subject of a cyber attack where the hackers made numerous extortion threats and stole sensitive data from them. The business was completely unprepared for the attack, Acting Assistant Brian Hay from the State Crime Command said “We are strongly urging business to ensure their computer systems are secure and protected from hackers.”

19 May
Penny Collins

High court restricts proportionate liability for statutory contraventions

On 13 May 2015, the High Court of Australia handed down its decision in the appeal in Wealthsure Pty Ltd v Selig .

The decision considered the application of proportionate liability in the context of proved contraventions of various Commonwealth statutory provisions by a financial planner.


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