The government’s reinsurance pool bill could see premiums slashed, but details still scant

Business and community leaders have welcomed proposed legislation aimed at slashing the cost of home insurance for thousands of households in cyclone-prone parts of Australia, but say they are still in the dark about the details. Key points: The reinsurance pool is designed to reduce the cost of home insurance premiums by 46 per cent … Read more

Larry Virden, Tornado victim who died in Amazon Warehouse, was not allowed to leave, says girlfriend

An Amazon worker at a warehouse in Illinois who was killed in a roof collapse when a tornado hit was told to stay there until the storm passed, New York Post reports. Larry Virden, 46, wrote a text message to her boyfriend of 13 years that “Amazon will not let me go until after the … Read more

Floods hit NSW cities with hundreds of miles of closed roads, but some count their blessings

The worst may be over for some flood-hit residents in parts of NSW, but rising and rising rivers in other areas are causing concern to authorities. Key points: The Hunter River at Singleton appears to have peaked below previous expectations Floods can reach high levels at Coonamble today Residents of Gunnedah and Wee Waa remain … Read more