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Part 2: Is Australia headed for a cladding crisis?

12 August 2019 - 02:00PM

How did the use of potentially unsafe cladding become widespread in the construction sector? What are the factors behind misunderstanding of the regulations and, in some cases, ill-informed exploitation of grey areas?

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Small businesses the main victims of recent cyber breaches

09 August 2019 - 02:00PM

The latest quarterly report released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) shows businesses with less than 1000 employees account for the majority of reported cyber breaches, with sole operators leading the pack.

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Severe weather warning: freezing conditions and strong winds to hit south-eastern Australia

08 August 2019 - 03:19PM

South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales should be on alert as a severe cold front with damaging winds and squally showers moves across the southern parts of the states this afternoon.

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Transport insurance brokers are a partner, not the enemy

07 August 2019 - 03:50PM

Roz Shaw, National Transport Leader at Gallagher, provides a personal perspective on how transport business owners and operators can get the best out of their broker, and why using a broker can mean the difference between boom or bust.

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Is Australia headed for a cladding crisis?

05 August 2019 - 02:00PM

This three-part series examines the implications of the widespread use on non-compliant for the construction industry.

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3 of the biggest challenges facing the freight and logistics industry

02 August 2019 - 02:00PM

“The freight and logistics industry is an essential component of the national economy” says the Australian Government, and it supports the nation’s “quality of life aspirations”. But though the sector accounts for 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - and its revenue is projected to grow by 2.2% over the next five years – the freight and logistics industry’s contribution to the overall economy...

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10 waste recycling fires in 10 months pushing property premiums up

31 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Ten waste facility fires in Melbourne in the past 10 months are putting the heat under insurance premiums for business owners, signalling the need for tighter management of flammable materials on site.

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Gallagher SA broker national Broker of the Year award finalist

30 July 2019 - 10:00AM

We are so proud that Kevin Loader has won the South Australia state title for the NIBA Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year. Well done, Kevin, we're excited about the outcome!

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Global risk report identifies business interruption as the primary concern

29 July 2019 - 02:00PM

An industry report that canvasses 2415 respondents from 86 countries shows business interruption (BI) ranks first in the top 10 risks internationally and second in Australia for 2019.

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Transport industry win in Victoria shows the way for truck driver licensing

26 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Now the Victorian Transport Association’s new model for training and licensing heavy vehicle drivers has proved its worth and received state government funding, the rest of the country should follow on, writes Gallagher National Head of Transport Roz Shaw.

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Two of our top female talents named Elite Women in Insurance

25 July 2019 - 10:00AM

Gallagher Chief Executive ‒ Australia Sarah Lyons and National Head of Credit, Surety and Political Risks Racheal Tumelty have been named Elite Women in Insurance by Insurance Business in its annual listing of 25 outstanding female talents.

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Business interruption insurance: client case study

24 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Ask yourself, what would happen if you had to cease trading for an extended period of time? You would still have overheads and running costs to pay – except that without an income you couldn’t. And that, in a nutshell, is why you need business income protection insurance.

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Why family businesses need D&O insurance

22 July 2019 - 02:00PM

All companies need good governance, and that includes family-run enterprises. These decision-makers who steer the direction of the organisation and strategise for profitability and growth also deserve protection.

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Fuel sector operators under EPA scrutiny

19 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Increased scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Authority has prompted fuel retail businesses to place greater focus on underground petroleum storage systems.

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Gallagher Rising Stars: meet Laura Billington

17 July 2019 - 02:00PM

The Gallagher Chief Executive Rising Stars Program for 2019 is aimed at nurturing skills development and fast-tracking the careers of promising staff members through a combination of workshops and practical hands-on challenges to solve business problems.

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Gallagher Melbourne and Mulgrave take the Ice Bucket Challenge to FightMND

15 July 2019 - 02:08PM

Those intrepid Victorians are living the spirit of the Gallagher Way to raise funds to FightMND again in 2019 when 17 of their toughest volunteered for an icy drenching.

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Staying safe on the road: issues for truck drivers

12 July 2019 - 02:00PM

In recent years road freight transport workers have been identified as a Safe Work Australia priority, with strategies aimed at reducing serious injuries by 30% and fatalities by 20% by 2022.

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Proactivity is the key to managing employee health issues

10 July 2019 - 02:00PM

“If an employee is struggling, don’t wait for the situation to get worse,” says Paul Marsh, Practice Leader, Workplace Risk, at Gallagher. “The quicker you move and can come up with a strategy, the better the outcome.”

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Gallagher broker SA finalist for 2019 NIBA Broker of the Year

08 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Congratulations to Kevin Loader, South Australian finalist for the 2019 NIBA Broker of the Year award. Loader joins two other state finalists: Max Cuzzocrea of Maxton and Luke Bettany of Butler and Butler.

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Tips for preventing freight theft in transit

05 July 2019 - 02:00PM

Freight theft accounts for billions of dollars in losses worldwide every year, with road transport the major target of criminal activity, according to a recent international report.

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