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  • Afternoon most dangerous time to be on NSW roads

    GIO claims statistics reveal most injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents occur during afternoon peak.

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  • NSW ESL reintroduction onto insurance premiums

    On 30 May 2017, the NSW Government announced it will defer the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) on council rates. The deferral of the reforms impacts the removal of ESL (Emergency Services Levy) - also referred to as FSL (Fire Services Levy) - from insurance premiums. Over the 2016 – 2017 financial year, we have been progressively removing ESL. The deferral of the reform means that we will soon recommence collection of ESL via relevant insurance premiums.

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  • $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off Scheme Extended by 12 Months

    The 2017-18 Federal Budget has confirmed the widely anticipated extension of the $20,000 instant asset write-off scheme. Small businesses with a turnover of less than $10 million will have a further 12 months up until the 30 June 2018 to benefit from the instant asset write-off.

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  • ATO extends black economy crack down to promote "level playing field" among small businesses

    The Government is extending its crackdown on the so-called “black economy”, with additional resources for the ATO to target small businesses that are outside of the tax system or evading tax, such as through undeclared cash transactions. For example, a restaurant owner might offer a special meal at a good price if you pay cash, and keep the transaction off its books so it is not subject to tax.

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  • Best life insurer for online customer experience

    The digital customer experience on GIO’s website has been ranked the best in the insurance industry by Global Reviews.

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  • One in five NSW drivers admit to nodding off at the wheel

    NSW drivers are being warned not to drive tired this Easter long weekend with one in five admitting to having fallen asleep at the wheel, according to new research from GIO.

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  • Social media addiction gives holiday thieves the upper hand

    Australians are being urged to tighten their online privacy habits in the lead up to the Australia Day long weekend or risk leaving themselves exposed to opportunistic thieves scouring social media networks for vulnerable targets, according to new research from GIO.

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  • Help for Hunter and Central Coast residents

    GIO is urging customers impacted by heavy rain along the NSW east coast this week to lodge their claims as soon as possible to get the recovery process underway.

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  • Reform of the New South Wales Emergency Services Levy

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