Profits at Australian insurers nosedive on Covid-19 and natcats

Q1 underwriting losses hits A$991m


Australia's insurers get grilled after the country burns

A parliamentary committee took Australia's insurers to task after a torrid season of bushfires, Covid-19 and scathing criticism of their conduct and governance. David Walker reports


Insurance Council of Australia recruits Andrew Hall as chief

Hall joins the ICA from the Commonwealth Bank


Australia's non-life sector examines covering future pandemics

The Insurance Council of Australia's assessment should be ready by July


Australian bushfire crisis 'likely to happen again'

Royal Commission examines lessons from the catastrophe that triggered $380m of insured losses


Australian non-life underwriting profits fall 35% on 2019's natcats

Life sector moves into the black as risk products move from net profit to loss


Australian insurers face A$45m flood bill

Flooding over the past week has been declared a catastrophe


Insurance claims from Australia's catastrophic summer pass A$2bn

Hail losses reach half the size of bushfire losses


Australian hailstorms cost insurers A$320m

Insurance Council adds hail damage to nationwide fires as second concurrent catastrophe


Australia bushfire insured losses edge A$1.5bn

General insurers promise to pass on savings from a bushfire clean-up plan