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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.

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".

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

1 Oct

OH & S Penalties Case - Plastics Industry

On 9 September 2015, in a decision that will be of significance to insurers of defendants in occupational health and safety (OHS) prosecutions, the Victorian Court of Appeal clearly outlined the sentencing approach in OHS prosecutions in Victoria: namely, that Courts will impo

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.

26 Jun

Cyber Insurance Claim 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.”