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Australian businesses urged to view climate change through financial risk lens

2 May 2018 | social
Australian businesses have been urged to better understand climate change through a financial risk lens, or risk being left behind by their global peers.
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Cyber insurance now a 'true specialty area' for brokers

30 April 2018 | social
Cyber insurance news
In the minefield that is cybersecurity in 2018, cyber insurance is touted as a must-have for businesses – but it’s a highly complex area that even some brokers don’t understand, according to one law firm. A recent survey by Fox Rothschild found that 70% of respondents carried cyber liability insurance – a figure that is significantly higher than many other findings.
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Australia-NZ join forces on bad weather

26 April 2018 | social
Unusual climate that has impacted the Australia and New Zealand region
The Bureau of Meteorology has joined forces with its New Zealand equivalent, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), to issue a joint statement on the “unusual” weather that plagued the region this summer. The joint special climate statement marks the first time the organisations have come together following the unusual climate that has impacted the region.
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Everything you need to know about Melbourne’s Anzac Day dawn service 2018

24 April 2018 | social
People gather at the Eternal Flame at the Shrine of Remembrance for the Anzac Day dawn service in 2017
ANZAC DAY commemorations begin with the annual dawn service at 6am at the Shrine of Remembrance.
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Tathra bushfire clean-up is making 'strong progress' – ICA

19 April 2018 | social
Insurance news | Tathra bushfire
A month after the town of Tathra was ravaged by the March 18 bushfire, insurers have made “strong progress” with the clean-up of damaged or destroyed homes, with up to 20 properties cleared since teams moved in last week, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has announced. 
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April cold snap delivers second consecutive day of showers

16 April 2018 | social
Melburnians can expect a second consecutive day of showers with a top of 19C
THAT’S April in Victoria — sunny one day, snowing the next.
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Biggest threats to Australian SMEs revealed

12 April 2018 | social
Biggest threats to Australian SMEs
Australia's two million small- and medium-sized businesses are not terribly concerned about rising interest rates, but are terrified their customers may turn on them in a heartbeat, threatening their survival, QBE has found.
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Shire counts cyclone costs

9 April 2018 | social
Shire take down shade sails after Cyclone Hilda
Up to $10 million of disaster relief funding and a $380,000 insurance claim will be lodged by the Shire of Broome after two cyclones and a low-pressure system hammered the town within five weeks of each other.
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Sweeping legislative changes could impact industry

5 April 2018 | social
Insurance legislative changes in Australia
With the Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry already in full swing, regulatory changes are top of mind for many both within and outside the insurance industry.
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Australia among regional leaders for cyber penalties

3 April 2018 | social
Insurance News | Data breach
Australia is one of the strictest countries in the Asia-Pacific region when it comes to data breach penalties, a new report has found. The Data Risk Management Barometer, commissioned by tech firm Dell EMC, has revealed that Australia has one of the harshest set of penalties for data breach, with maximum penalties set at $1.8 million.
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