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  • Brickbats rain down on Australia's property insurers at parliamentary investigation

    14 February 2024

    Politicians suggested Australia's insurers had only themselves to blame for a humiliating grilling over responses to 2022's flooding. But insurers said constructing homes in flood plains is not exactly helping, as David Walker reports

  • Consumer advocate urges Australian government to reinsure flood, not just cyclones

    02 February 2024

    Alternative is for government to pay for the uninsured, Australian Consumers Insurance Lobby warns

  • Australia to face reinsurance withdrawal if building isn't smarter

    30 January 2024

    Insurers set to give evidence to parliamentary committee probing 2022 floods

  • Government reinsurer to cover A$14m of Suncorp's latest gross cyclone costs

    29 January 2024

    Cyclone Jasper hit far north Queensland in December

  • Australian cyclone reinsurance pool avoids deluge of claims

    01 August 2023

    Only a handful of claims met by the ARPC in its first six months of coverage

  • Experts cast doubt over Australian reinsurance pool effectiveness

    19 January 2023

    Government's pool aims to contain costs of covering northern properties

  • Geneva Association forms cyber terrorism joint task force

    15 October 2019

    Its initial findings are expected to be published in mid-2020.

  • Australian government downplays cyber property threat

    12 December 2018

    Cyber terrorism remains an emerging risk but has yet to lead to market failure, the Australian government says

  • Australian terrorism pool launches cyber study

    06 November 2018

    Will investigate whether to extend coverage to cyber terrorism

  • The future of terrorism risk insurance pools

    29 March 2018

    Paul Walsh investigates how the terrorism pools are maintaining their relevance in the face of cyber threats and the changing nature of terrorist attacks