In 2017, the NSW Government deferred the introduction of the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL). The reform would have removed the insurance based Emergency Services Levy (ESL) and introduced a property based FESL payable by land rates in July 2017. Funding will now continue to be sourced from a levy on insurance premiums, through the Emergency Services Levy. These changes have left...
Bush fires tore through towns in New South Wales and Victoria over this past weekend, and fire services are warning residents to remain clear and avoid affected areas until the fires are contained.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to residents in the Northern Territory as Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to approach the northwest Top End coast.
Deborah Allan joins Gallagher’s national Energy practice from Marsh, bringing more than 20 years’ specialist experience in the energy and renewables space. Deborah talks more about what attracted her to join the Gallagher team and what the future holds for clients.
The growing frequency of 'lone wolf' attacks, both in Australia and overseas, is placing the onus on entertainment venues, shopping centres and other public spaces to effectively mitigate their risk of such acts of violence.
Changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) aimed at improving fire safety in high-rise buildings come into effect from 12 March 2018. For companies involved in high-rise residential building projects, understanding and complying with these requirements is critical to avoid being in breach of conditions.
In this short video interview, Kirsty Kennell-Webb from Gallagher’s Professional Risks & Financial Lines team, explains how the insurance industry needs to adapt its products and processes to more effectively meet the needs of the start-up fintech sector.
Torrential rain, floods and storms in North Queensland have caused the Insurance Council of Australia to declare a catastrophe in the area.
The issue of non-compliant cladding continues to cast a shadow over the construction industry globally - and could have professional indemnity insurance implications for construction companies, architects and other related professionals.