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Canadian-owned mining company, Goondicum Resources, may face charges after it admitted to bulldozing hundreds of trees without State approval. Read more.
As homeowners, tenants and businesses try and put their lives back together, George Newhouse from Shine Lawyers Disaster Insurance team provides 10 tips to ensure that Brisbane residents recover all their losses. Read more.
The sale of the Territory Insurance TIO will bring a cash windfall to the Northern Territory government but Territorians should examine carefully what the sale of the TIO means for them. Click to
Most hardworking Australians are unaware that they are protected by insurance benefits that exist through their superannuation fund. Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Insurance is a product attached to a workers’ superannuation fund. Eligibility for the insurance is activated generally when the worker is unable to return to work as a result of illness or injury and the superannuation fund is satisfied that the eligibility definition is met. Read more.
Seven’s Sunday Night program has reported on the battle facing police officers suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has highlighted the significant impact that mental illness has on members of our community who devote their lives to protect us. Click to read more.
Shine Lawyers has confirmed it will act as an independent legal adviser to support the thousands of Macquarie Private Wealth (Macquarie) customers affected by inappropriate financial advice. Click to read more.
Australia’s largest and most recognisable industry superannuation funds, AustralianSuper, has agreed to allow TAL to unilaterally alter the definition for Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance to make it significantly more difficult for members to claim this benefit – a benefit for which they pay premiums from their own superannuation account. Read more.
Many Australians could be left to foot thousands of dollars in repair costs should riots break out during the G20. Click to read more today.
It is estimated that around 75 per cent of all Australian workers have some form of insurance coverage through their superannuation fund, whether it be against income loss, total and permanent disablement (TPD), trauma, or even death. Whilst this rate of coverage is apparently high, many injured or ill workers are often oblivious to their level of cover and as a result are unaware of the benefits that they are entitled to under their superannuation polices. Read more.
Shine Lawyers has been appointed as an Independent Customer Advocate (ICA) under Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Open Advice Review Program, to support the Commonwealth Financial Planning Limited and Financial Wisdom customers who wish to have a review of their financial advice. Read more.