Australian giant IAG is aiming to save A$250m (£148m) from its operating costs over the next three years.
28,146 claims have been received following a severe hailstorm on 11 November which caused damage in three Australian states.
Colin Fagen, QBE's chief operations officer, has been appointed president and chairman of the board at the Insurance Council of Australia.
The Australian government is pushing ahead with trials of autonomous vehicles which could see major legal changes over the next five years.
The Insurance Council of Australia has declared a catastrophe in Mildura after a severe hailstorm on 11 November.
The Insurance Council of Australia is raising awareness of the upcoming cyclone season by taking out radio, online and print media adverts.
QBE's Australia and New Zealand arms have joined the Underwriting Agencies Council in Australia and New Zealand.
There has been little change in the rankings of the top 30 Asia insurers since 2014, with China still dominating the rankings, despite a decreasing growth rate
Chubb and Ace have started operation as one insurance company in Australia - Chubb Insurance Australia.
Australia's largest theme park Dreamworld has been closed indefinitely after investigators examine how four people died at the park yesterday.
Shareholders are seeking £155m in damages from law firm Slater and Gordon over its purchase of the professional services arm of Quindell.
Perth-based health insurer HIF is offering customers the chance to write "other" on policy forms.
IAG's head of Digital Labs Claire Rawlins has left the insurer.
Australian giant QBE has hired Marcelo Teixeira in a dual role.
Global insurer XL Catlin has entered into an agreement with Paul Hines, the owner of Sydney-based Brooklyn Underwriting, to acquire the MGA.
Some of Australia's largest insurers have been named in a critical report examining car insurance add-ons sold by car dealers.
The Claims Club Asia-Pacific has two events this month in Singapore and Sydney.
Slater & Gordon is set to make losses of A$1.01bn (£587m) for the past financial year.
XL Catlin has made a senior underwriting appointment in Sydney.
Steadfast, the Australian general insurance broker and broker network, had a solid year of growth in the financial year ending 30 June 2016.
Australian-headquartered giant IAG saw after tax profits fall 14% but insurance profits climb 6.8% for the full year ending 30 June.
In the last financial year Australian-headquartered insurer IAG grew its gross written premiums in Asia, outside of China, 7.5% to A$757m (£582m).
QBE's group chief actuary to become chief underwriting officer for Australia and New Zealand.
Adelaide-headquartered MGA Insurance Brokers has expanded its number of offices in Australia to 40 with the purchase of Cranston Australia Insurance Brokers.