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Critical illness: Diagnosis, occurrence and evidence

A certain amount of attention has been placed upon the correct approach to critical illness / trauma benefits, in light…

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ICA REFORM: ‘Claims handling and settling and you’

2021 will usher in a year of reform for the Australian insurance industry with the passing of the Financial Sector Reform…

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Marine or general insurance? A navigator’s guide – DMS Maritime Pty Limited v Navigators Corporate Underwriters & Ors [2020] QSC 382

The Supreme Court of Queensland recently held that a ship repairer’s excess layer insurance policy was a marine insurance policy…

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Playing the blame game – Apportioning liability between host employers and labour hire employers

The last three decades have seen a proliferation of labour hire arrangements across a number of industries in Australia: in…

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ICA Reform: The re-design of remedies for pre-contractual misrepresentation

2020 has been a big year for the life insurance industry; and the action keeps coming right up to the…

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Worker not so lucky: Court dismisses claim for psychiatric reaction to Kylie impersonator’s antics

In the recent case of Billington v Sussan Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd1, the County Court of Victoria considered the nature…

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