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An insurance broker works for you


Insurance claims are naturally made at a stressful time in your life. Whether it’s a minor fender-bender or something more serious it’s not a time when you want to be put on hold or waiting days to hear a response to your claim.

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How you can stay worry-free this summer

As the holiday season approaches, we’re all a bit inclined to relax, zone out and enjoy ourselves in the glorious Aussie sun. But not so fast!

This time of year brings with it some risks that must be properly addressed if you are to start the New Year on a positive note. We’ll look at two main risks you must consider over the summer and what you can do about them.

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Funding Victoria’s Fire Services – Why It’s Fairer Now.

23/01/2006 NEWS: CFA volunteers fighting a fire spot over near Walhalla.

Adroit broker Sean Mackay looks at the reformed fire service levy system and why it’s fairer for all Victorians.

From July 1, 2014,  the fire service levy charged on property insurance within Victoria was removed, replaced by a property-based levy that is collected with council rates.

The old fire service levy which was charged on insurance funded about 70% of the cost of running Victoria’s fire services – meaning that for years, those who elected to adequately insure their property were unfairly penalised through the charging of a fire levy while others who underinsured or chose not to insure still used the services.

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