Gallagher News and Insights

Work safety for ‘gig’ economy employees – changes ahead

12 March 2021

The disruptions caused by the growth of the gig economy enabled free enterprise and offered new service options but has also served to deregulate some industries and remove standard protections. Recently government focus has turned to protecting the safety and wellbeing of gig employees, with significant implications for some Australian employers.

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Gallagher Workplace Risk team gains iCare honour for client business safety transformation

10 March 2021

The Gallagher Workplace Risk team has been honoured by iCare for the 3rd consecutive year. The Industry Champions 2020 recognition awards the work and achievements of the honourees in an extremely challenging year.

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International Women's Day: women's football stars Choose to Challenge

08 March 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day and its 2021 theme Choose to Challenge we chat to Joanna Charaktis, an assistant referee in the Westfield W-League, and star player Emma Checker who plays for Melbourne City FC and the Westfield Matildas. Gallagher is a proud sponsor of the Australian A-League and Westfield W-League, and the official referee partner and insurance broker for the...

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Major business risk management priorities refocus on continuity and supply chains

05 March 2021

As the world continues to grapple with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on businesses globally and in Australia 'a COVID trio' of key, interrelated risks has emerged, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2021.

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Give your leadership team peace of mind with these 3 business insurance essentials

01 March 2021

Every business has people who are indispensable to running your operations so it’s important to have protections in place that support them in their roles and provide for the unpredictable. Here are our top 3 insurance essentials that are key to every business owner effectively taking care of their most valuable assets.

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5 key ways for transport businesses to get the most out of your insurance broker

25 February 2021

Transport and logistics operators can really benefit from working with an insurance broker who understands the industry and their specific business’s risks ‒ so if your relationship with your broker is limited you may want to rethink before you renew your insurance cover.

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Gallagher earns World’s Most Ethical honour for 10th year

24 February 2021

Gallagher is extremely proud to have been recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by global arbiter Ethisphere for the 10th consecutive year. We are the only insurance broker in the world to have received this honour. 

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Managing workplace fire risk: essentials businesses need to know

18 February 2021

The use of heat in workplace processes raises the risk of fire, explosions or the generation of dangerous fumes – which can affect people, property and the surrounding environment, so a formalised safety process is essential. The following information is based on a comprehensive explanation of the need for hot work permits by our insurance partner QBE.

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Beware of malware bypassing or tricking your business anti-virus software

17 February 2021

Many businesses rely on their anti-virus software for protection against cyber criminals or hackers, but did you know that some malware (malicious software) can still enter your technology and computer systems undetected? Understanding how the threat can slip past security measures helps you know what to look for and how to protect your business.

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Insurance for green energy company gained via multi-insurer collaboration

15 February 2021

Getting cover for an unusual energy start-up in risk averse insurance market conditions calls for fresh ideas, so a multi-disciplinary Gallagher team pooled their creative abilities to pave the way to a successful outcome. Here’s how Zoom technology contributed to overcoming the capacity challenge and obtaining more competitive pricing.

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Exo technology potential to reduce workplace injury and disability claims

12 February 2021

The ability to give people more than human powers has long been a topic of science fiction, as well as real life research. The combination of robotics with wearable devices has given rise to exo technology, now being used to boost productivity in heavy industry but which also offers the capacity to limit harm and assist in recovery from injury. The Gallagher Workplace Risk team has been...

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Industry report: Managing the rising costs of building and property insurance for the food and beverage industry

11 February 2021


The food and beverage production industry is Australia’s largest manufacturing group. Protecting these assets is fundamental to ensuring a productive and profitable future.

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Don’t get caught out by new regulations for commercial use drones

05 February 2021

The use of drones for business or commercial applications in Australia has grown exponentially ‒ and so have the risks. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has responded to this increased usage and the related issues by updating the regulations governing commercial use of drones, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). Read on to find out how this affects your business and insurance cover.

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Extreme weather warning: Perth fire

03 February 2021

Strong winds and high temperatures are expected to contribute to worsening bushfire conditions in Wooroloo north-east of Perth. An emergency has been declared as the fire has destroyed 71 homes and is now threatening the more densely populated semi-rural suburbs.

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Specialism focus: agriculture, sport, mining and transport risk reports

01 February 2021

Informed understanding of our clients’ risks is the foundation of the expertise and services we provide, and to enable that we have many teams of risk specialisms across a range of industries and sectors.

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Changed conditions turn workplace health and safety focus to new areas

29 January 2021

In uncertain times the level of concern and anxiety in our communities and workplaces should not be underestimated. For employers, the early identification of and supportive response to mental health issues are fundamental to employee wellbeing.

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7 planning strategies for managers to facilitate return to the workplace

28 January 2021

With the ongoing pandemic and risk of transmission, returning business operations to the workplace calls for extra considerations and an innovative approach to related policies. These suggestions from Gallagher Bassett are intended to help business owners and managers develop an outline for effectively implementing new procedures and enabling employees to adjust to them comfortably.

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Why conduct a business insurance risk review?

27 January 2021

Nothing stands still, least of all in business. Chances are your company has changed in large or small ways, but has your insurance kept pace? Could you be over or under insured? These are some of reasons why it’s important to do a regular business insurance risk review. Here’s how you could benefit.

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Claims scrutiny by insurers toughens: solid documentation is critical

27 January 2021

As insurance becomes tougher to obtain generally, insurers are requiring increasing amounts of information about claims. Having this information to hand relies on good housekeeping – as does minimising the risks in the first place.

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Cyber resilience for survival of full scale attacks against Australian businesses

25 January 2021

As numbers of attacks have risen in the past year the Australian government has warned that businesses need to be prepared, with the right defences and recovery resources.

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