The Australian Bushfires and your Insurance Policies
The bushfires that have ravaged the Australian bush over the past several months have caused all of us around the country and overseas to take stock and empathise with those people directly affected. Although recent cooler conditions and rain has brought some respite, more than 50 fires are still...Read More
Voluntary Assisted Dying – What is the impact on life insurance policies?
On 11 December 2019, history was made as Western Australia became the third jurisdiction in Australia, and the 19th jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia by passing the voluntary assisted dying legislation. The legislation is expected to come into force by mid-2021 and it will allow patients with...Read More
When can an insurer refuse a claim?
Section 54 of the insurance contracts act 1984 (Cth) can be used to restrict an insurer from rejecting a claim. What are the limits of Section 54? Section 54 of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) provides that an insurer may not refuse to pay a claim in certain...Read More