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BREAKING NEWS: Adelaide extreme weather event

28 September 2016 - 09:00AM

28 Sept 2016

Extreme weather conditions continue to impact on South Australia following severe storms on Wednesday that have left more than 70,000 people without power. With more heavy rain and stormy conditions forecast for today (Thursday) as an intense low-pressure system moves across the state. Extreme weather conditions are expected to also affect Victoria and Western NSW and deliver...

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Health & safety in the workplace for recruitment agencies

26 September 2016 - 09:00AM

Healthy and safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. But did you know that recruitment professionals and labour hire agencies have particular obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011?

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The importance of a Hire Agreement review

22 September 2016 - 04:00PM

With damage waivers being an area of uncertainty for many hire and rental industry professionals, Gallagher is urging those in the industry to consider a Hire Agreement review to confirm their insurance program covers all bases.

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AJG's Sarah Lyons the cover star of leading insurance magazine

16 September 2016 - 09:00AM

Gallagher's Commercial Broking Managing Director, Sarah Lyons, was the feature interview and front cover star of the September issue of NIBA's Insurance Adviser magazine.

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Specialist jewellery insurance: do you need it?

13 September 2016 - 04:02PM

So far, 2016 has proved to be a challenging year for Australian jewellers, particularly those in New South Wales and Victoria. Last week an Elsternwick store was the target of a terrifying heist – the third such incident since August. This comes just two months after thieves stole $70,000 worth of gold and silver from a Frankston jewellery store (causing an additional $30,000 in damage) and...

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Bushfire risk to soar despite wet winter

06 September 2016 - 02:44PM

Householders and business owners across Australia are being urged to make sure they are adequately insured ahead of bushfire season.

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Nightmare at the museum

31 August 2016 - 01:00PM

Back in June this year, the sightseers, museum and art enthusiasts of Paris were left wandering the boulevards as rising flood waters forced the renowned Musée du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay into emergency shutdown. 

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icare Workers Insurance customers will soon be able to buy and renew policies online

17 August 2016 - 10:00AM

icare Workers Insurance, a valued partner of Gallagher, has recently announced that is changing the way its customers buy and renew their policies in an effort to improve the customer experience.

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Double awards success for Arthur J. Gallagher brokers

25 July 2016 - 10:00AM

Gallagher’s Ali Conte and Katie Stephenson have claimed two of the insurance industry’s most prestigious accolades, winning the NIBA Broker and Young Broker of the Year Awards for the SA/NT region.

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$86M Koolan Island sea wall failure claim agreed

16 June 2016 - 08:00AM

Gallagher welcomes the recent announcement that Insurers have agreed to an A$86 million cash settlement for the property damage component of ASX-listed Mount Gibson Iron Limited’s insurance claim following the failure of the Main Pit seawall at the Koolan Island iron ore mine.

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Truck driver shortage

19 May 2016 - 04:01PM

The alarming shortage of truck drivers in Australia is becoming an issue that concerns not only the heavy transport industry today, but one that will affect Australia’s ability to handle the movement of freight over the next 20 years.The fact that Australia is driving awareness in conjunction with international bodies displays a clear intention to improve safety and promote an industry that is...

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Welcome to our new Workplace Risk practice

19 May 2016 - 10:00AM

Gallagher is bringing a fresh perspective to tailored Workplace Risk solutions with the arrival of risk specialist, Vivienne Toll as their new Head of Workplace Risk.

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Jewellers insurance: taking stock of the situation

18 May 2016 - 09:00AM

Do you lend or entrust your stock to photographers or celebrities? When you send stock to other jewelers for sale, repair or remodeling, do you know what would you do if it was damaged or stolen whilst in their care?

Trusting your stock in the safekeeping of another person or business is the equivalent of placing the welfare of your business into their hands. Thankfully, in the main, things...

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Cyber security health checks a positive step for Brokers

15 May 2016 - 09:00AM

Cyber security health checks at Australia’s biggest companies may not be hugely beneficial to brokers in the short term, but according to a leading cyber insurance broker they’re a step in the right direction.

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Someone just pressed STOP on your business

22 April 2016 - 04:01PM

Have you ever indulged yourself for a few minutes and played the “what if…” game? You ask yourself “what if an armed robber took 60% of my stock…?” or “what if a fire destroyed my showroom and closed my business for six months?”

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Life insurance - what's the value of trust?

16 March 2016 - 09:00AM

Recent media exposure of CommInsure’s alleged dealings with a number of trauma and total permanent disablement (TPD) claims raises the question of the role of the life insurance industry in protecting the customer in times of need and generally being there when it counts. As a specialist provider of advice in this area, we were disappointed to hear this news and will continue to monitoring...

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Arthur J. Gallagher announces new CE of premium funding business

16 March 2016 - 09:00AM

Sydney, 11th March 2016: Following an extensive recruitment process, Gallagher has announced the appointment of Nick Cunningham to the role of Chief Executive in their Elantis Premium Funding Business.

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Risk Insight - Infectious Disease

27 January 2016 - 09:00AM

News headlines about the Ebola outbreak have again raised the question about these types of risks and what this means in terms of insurance coverage. Whilst it has been said the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague, this latest outbreak of infectious disease is not a new occurrence in modern times. As of August 2010, the 2009 pandemic of human...

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Prepare for the cyclone season

28 October 2015 - 09:00AM

On average Australia experiences 11 tropical cyclones each year, with 4 of them crossing the coast.

With the official 2016-17 cyclone season about to begin, it is important to take proactive steps now to minimise any potential physical, financial and other loss that may result from a cyclone should you be affected this summer.

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Hunting with Lyons

21 October 2015 - 09:00AM

Click here to read an article in the Oct/Nov 2015 edition of Insurance News magazine on Gallagher’s chief operating officer who wants to help more women sit atop the management food chain.

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