FROM JANUARY 31 2014, InsuranceNewsAustralia.com no longer will be updating the website twice weekly with regular news extras interspersed.

After 33 years writing and publishing about the insurance industry, predominantly general insurance, and pioneering the online news service about insurance on June 22 1999, the editor John Heath and administration manager Eva Heath are retiring.

Editor John Heath said that after some years writing, editing and publishing about travel and tourism, PR services and then 3 decades covering the insurance industry in Australia and around the world, the time had come for other pursuits.

“We have presented the news with clarity and on time with the great support from our IT consultant Matthew Hallsworth and have been congratulated widely on the integrity of our service,” John Heath said.

“Now it is time to press the close button.”

The Heaths retain the domain name.

John Heath – Editor