As Australians take a break this Easter, The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has warned short-term holiday rental hosts not to place their most valuable assets at risk. According to the ICA, nearly 500,000 Australian hosts have listed their property on short-term holiday rental platforms since 2016, with Easter and Christmas identified as popular times […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has given cyber criminals an advantage as remote work became more common in Australia. Now, Savvy’s online scams report has revealed that cybercrime has hit sky-high rates in the country, sparking major concerns for individuals and businesses. The report showed that Australians lost over $72 million in scams during the first quarter […]
Whilst we were acknowledging and celebrating International Women’s Day a few days ago, Minnie Mouse received a “makeover”! “She’s one of the most famous characters on earth,” says Stella McCartney of working with a character like Minnie Mouse. “It’s incredible to see how happy she makes everyone, and how she’s in such a positive position […]
Australian drivers are increasingly keen to make their next car electric, but high prices and the limited range of available models are keeping many from making the switch. State and territory governments are investing in charging infrastructure and offering a range of incentives, such as rebates and tax exemptions, to reduce the financial burden. So, […]
Bupa introduces Australia’s first ‘smart mouthguards’ Bupa Dental Care has partnered with HITIQ – which offers products supporting the identification, monitoring, and management of sport-related brain injury – to create the first high-tech mouthguard technology for junior and amateur athletes in Australia. The smart mouthguards – currently used by Rugby Union, AFL, and NRL players […]
As rain continues to smash the east coast, many are looking for a let up in the wet weather. Released today, the BOM’s latest model runs indicate rainfall is likely to be above-median for large parts of Australia. With the rest of the country expecting a fairly normal season. The outlook states, There is an […]
At the start of the month, the Australian government began easing its border restrictions, allowing fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents to travel abroad and return without limitations. However, the government also warned that the lifting of restrictions does not indicate that international travel has returned to pre-pandemic conditions as border settings and quarantine requirements […]
Cyber experts expect a rise in cyberattacks in 2022 as many businesses and organisations remain digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, member-owned organisation Business Australia warned that now is a prime time for ransomware attacks. Last month, Emergence Insurance head of underwriting and product development Jeff Gonlin stated in a webinar for brokers […]
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