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2019 - A Particularly Challenging Year
by Dallas Booth
This note was prepared prior to the release of the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Read More...
01-Feb-2019

The Royal Commission
by Dallas Booth
As this column is being written, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is holding its final set of hearings. These hearings will consider the causes of misconduct and conduct falling below community standards and expectations. Read More...
01-Dec-2018

The Role, Priorities and Value of NIBA
by Dallas Booth
Each year, the NIBA Board of Directors reviews these goals, strategies and priorities, and there has been ongoing endorsement of the mission, vision, goals and objectives. On 3 October 2018, the Board held a major strategy discussion, where all of these matters were considered in depth. Read More...
01-Nov-2018

We Are Your Voice!
by Dallas Booth
While we always give a good summary of the key issues and challenges we are working on in our Representation section of Insurance Adviser magazine, there are a couple of major projects on the go at the present time that readers might be interested to know about. Read More...
01-Oct-2018

Promoting Professionalism and High Standards of Competence in Insurance Broking
by Dallas Booth
With so much attention to poor conduct being identified by the Royal Commission on Misconduct in Banking and Financial Services, a very timely report on the broking industry’s attitudes to competence and professionalism needs close attention. Read More...
01-Sep-2018

Professionalism
by Dallas Booth
The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has identified a large number of serious breaches of statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as numerous examples of conduct that falls short of community expectations. Read More...
01-Aug-2018

The Insurance Brokers Code of Practice
by Dallas Booth
All members of NIBA are required to be part of, and to abide by, the Insurance Brokers Code of Practice. The current Code of Practice has been in operation since July 2014, and is a strong statement of the insurance broking profession’s commitment to its clients. Read More...
01-Jul-2018

The Royal Commission
by Dallas Booth
After four weeks of hearings, very substantial change is starting to happen across the financial services industry. Read More...
01-Jun-2018

The Story So Far
by Dallas Booth
At the time of writing, we have had the first major round of hearings at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in Banking and Financial Services. The stories that have been revealed have been shocking, both in relation to the impact on consumers but more importantly in relation to the extent to which questionable practices appeared to have been sanctioned at very senior levels in our major financial institutions. Read More...
01-May-2018

Bringing the Insurance Broking Industry Together
by Dallas Booth
NIBA is the One Voice for insurance brokers in Australia, a role we take very seriously. It is a role that requires very close engagement with the leaders of our industry on a regular basis, to ensure that our messages and our arguments represent the views of all players. Read More...
01-Apr-2018
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