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Welcome to Insurance Matters, your online resource for all things Insurance.

On this page you will find our latest thinking in the form of alerts, publications, articles, opinions and podcasts. With our insights all in the one place, we aim to make it as easy as possible to find what you are looking for to support you in how you do business every day.

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20 March 2024 | Modernising the WorkCover Scheme – what this means for third party insurers?

On 31 March 2024, key amendments to the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (the Act) come into effect and in certain cases could impact the amounts payable by insurers.
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14 February 2024 | Buyer's remorse or victim of deception? A case study in an insurer's right to 'undo' a settlement

An insurer agreed to pay damages to a claimant in relation to a personal injury claim but subsequently concluded that evidence was fraudulent. The Court ordered the claimant to repay the insurer.
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8 February 2024 | Timeframes to be imposed for making initial and reviewable decisions under the SRC Act from 1 April 2024

The Regulations will commence on 1 April 2024 and apply to Comcare and all self-insurer licensees.
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23 January 2024 | Western Australia announces landmark reforms to building laws

As part of the ongoing regulatory reform resulting form the recommendations in the 2018 Building Confidence Report, the WA Government has announced landmark reforms.
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22 January 2024 | Announcing our new year promotions!

Congratulations to Chanel Bou-Francis, Alex Chan, Christopher Orchard and Elyse Galvin who are all celebrating a new year promotion.
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22 January 2024 | Sparke Helmore recognised in the 2024 Asia Pacific Legal 500

Sparke Helmore has been recognised across 6 categories with Michelle Taylor recognised as a leading individual.
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18 December 2023 | Construction Update Issue 2

In this end of year update, we reflect on another challenging year in the construction industry in Australia.
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7 December 2023 | Company director personally liable for cladding costs

This recent case sets out the first successful recovery action against a company director for rectification costs incurred by Cladding Safety Victoria.
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30 November 2023 | Maritime and Aviation Transport Update Issue 3

In Issue 3, we focus on current developments in automation and digitisation impacting the Maritime and Aviation Transport industry.
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29 November 2023 | Cyber Rewind: main takeaways for 2023

This end of year update looks at some of the key trends in 2023 and what to keep an eye on in 2024.

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