Queensland bans personal injury ‘claim farming’ – Daily – Insurance News

Queensland parliament today passed new laws forbidding so-called “farming” of personal injury claims after a rise in the targeting of cases such as institutional child abuse and workers’ compensation. The new laws prohibit anyone soliciting or inducing another person to make a claim, as well as payments to claim farmers for the details of potential … Read more

NRMA Insurance hit with 30,000 claims from Queensland, NSW floods – Daily – Insurance News

NRMA Insurance says autumn was its third worst season for wild weather home damage since 2015 as it received 25,000 home claims for weather damage – mostly in NSW – to make up 80% of all its home claims. During the catastrophic record flooding in February and March, NRMA Insurance says it received 30,000 claims … Read more

Suncorp receives 700 Queensland storm claims – Daily – Insurance News

Suncorp says it has received more than 700 claims from the latest Queensland storms and is monitoring the situation in the state as this year’s wet weather pattern looks set to continue into winter. “May is shaping up to be one of Queensland’s wettest on record with rainfall at four times the month’s average,” a … Read more

Queensland floods add to weather claims influx – Local – Insurance News

Queensland floods add to weather claims influx 16 May 2022 Queensland storms over the past week have led to a further influx of claims as the industry deals with impacts from this year’s record-breaking flooding. Rivers and creeks in saturated catchments rose quickly last week and hundreds of properties were inundated as heavy rainfall spread … Read more

Queensland on alert as rain leads to flood warnings – Daily – Insurance News

Heavy rainfall spreading into southeast Queensland has caused some flooding as the Bureau of Meteorology warns that the wet weather is persisting for longer than previously expected in an evolving situation. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today that the weather event was not as severe as the inundation that caused severe flooding earlier in the year, … Read more

Queensland launches ‘nation-leading’ resilient homes project – Daily – Insurance News

A large-scale Queensland project aimed at “building back better” following this year’s devastating floods catastrophe was launched today, with residents invited to apply for buy-backs or grants to raise, repair, or retrofit their home. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the $741 million Resilient Homes Fund, which insurers have been consulted on, will help make properties more … Read more

La Nina persists as Queensland faces heavy rainfall – Daily – Insurance News

La Nina persists as Queensland faces heavy rainfall 10 May 2022 The La Nina weather system that has brought widespread flooding this year is persisting, the Bureau of Meteorology said today, while also warning of torrential rainfall in the next few days over parts of Queensland. “La Nina continues in the tropical Pacific, with little … Read more