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23 Nov

Mildura hail losses climb past $100 million

About 19,200 claims totalling $108 million have been lodged with insurers since the severe hailstorm that struck northwest Victoria’s Mildura region more than a week ago.

23 Nov

Study reveals scale of SME underinsurance

Almost one in five SME owners believe their insurance would be unable to cover their income for a week after a catastrophic event, industry super fund REST says.

17 Nov

Mitigation: new sums produce a familiar answer

Insurers have for years been pleading with governments to protect the nation before a natural catastrophe event by mitigating the risks.

17 Nov

Heat extremes ‘to become normal’

Extreme heatwaves such as those of 2013, when temperatures approached 50 degrees in some parts of Australia, could represent “just another average summer” by 2035.

27 Oct

Insurance benefits lost on many young travellers

A survey has revealed a major gap in the travel insurance market, showing 8% of Australian adult travellers – 850,000 people – took their last overseas trip without cover.

27 Oct

Bank commission reforms hit stumbling block

The Australian Bankers Association’s (ABA) bid to reform staff sales commissions may miss next year’s implementation date.

19 Oct

ACSC calls on businesses to report cyber threats

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has urged private businesses to report threats, despite reluctance among some companies to involve the Government.

19 Oct

Ocean trends suggest wet weather to continue

Two climate drivers monitored by the Bureau of Meteorology suggest little change to the rainy weather pattern that delivered Australia’s wettest May-September on record.

13 Oct

Why you should use an Insurance Broker

We all know that we can buy insurance directly – so why use a broker to buy your business insurance?


The short answer is: expert advice that can help you make better insurance decisions for you and your business.

13 Oct

Small Business Structures

There are four main structures to choose from: sole trader status, a partnership, a proprietary limited company, and a proprietary limited company as trustee for a trust (whether a discretionary trust or a unit trust).

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