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Insolvency risk in construction - be proactive

25 September 2019

The decline of the mining industry signalled the beginning of the end of the recent building boom in Australia, leaving the construction industry highly exposed. The economic risk is huge, given construction accounts for almost 10 per cent of employment, according to ABC News.

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Developing the next generation of transport workers

24 September 2019

The transport and logistics industry is grappling with meeting doubled demand for freight services by 2030. Challenges include a diminishing workforce in an industry plagued by ‘blokey’ stereotypes, but there are definite signs of change.

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Gallagher Rising Stars: meet Kirsty Kennell-Webb

23 September 2019

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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How to turn digital disruption in tourism to your advantage

20 September 2019

Today’s travel and hospitality customer wants to go online and package their own personalised experience – and if they are not happy with the result they will tell the world via social media. Here’s how to meet their expectations.

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6 simple ways to prepare your property for bushfire season

19 September 2019

After a year of drought and high temperatures the risk has soared across Australia, confirmed by data released by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Here's how to prepare. Make safety your priority with these recommended essentials for preparing your property from the outside in. 

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Protect your business from cyber threats from malicious insiders

18 September 2019

Malicious insiders are responsible for a significant proportion of serious cyber attacks because their organisational knowledge equips them to exploit vulnerabilities and hit a company where it hurts. Here’s how to deal with the threat and protect your business.

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Why in-cab monitoring makes sense as a freight transport investment

16 September 2019

Gallagher National Head of Transport Roz Shaw says there's safety in telematics and they represent a sound investment for transport and logistics operators.

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Dynasty or dead end? How to ensure your family business won’t fall over if you do

13 September 2019

Family businesses make a valuable contribution to our national economy. About 70% of Australian businesses are family owned, employing roughly half of the workforce and generating wealth of approximately $4.3 trillion.

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Gallagher's Angela Vella on construction risk, for Insurance Business online

11 September 2019

Hear Gallagher's expert construction insurance broker Angela Vella speaking about the new range of risks construction companies need to be aware of in today's operating conditions.

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Gallagher Victoria team tramps 80kms for Jodi Lee Foundation

11 September 2019

Nine Gallagher stalwarts spent 2 solid days hiking the Goldfields Track and Hepburn Springs area in Daylesford outside of Melbourne and raised a $3000 contribution to the Jodi Lee Foundation for bowel cancer prevention.

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Extreme weather warning: Queensland and NSW bushfires emergency

10 September 2019

Bushfires are threatening extensive areas of New South Wales and Queensland, putting residents at high risk. Fires are also burning in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.

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Risk management in craft brewing

09 September 2019

It’s not all bushy beards, tasting notes and bragging rights in the craft brewing space. The nature of the industry and how it operates commercially raises issues around safety in particular.

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Sarah Lyons announces Gallagher award for outstanding NT industry professionals

09 September 2019

Gallagher is contributing to the Northern Territory Insurance Conference with a newly created regional award that honours one of the company and the Territory’s legendary industry greats, Stewart Cox.

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7 reasons why a transport operator needs an insurance broker

06 September 2019

One of the most common questions about insurance is "Why do I need a broker? Why not cut out the middle man and deal with the insurers directly?” Here are seven reasons to make you rethink that being a smart idea.

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Bushfire season is here and set to last even longer in 2019‒20

06 September 2019

With tinderbox conditions prevailing across large areas of Australia, those in the affected areas should prepare for an early start to a prolonged bushfire season, authorities warn. The east coast of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania, as well as parts of southern Western Australia and South Australia, face increased bushfire potential resulting from an unusually warm and dry...

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Hybrid turf systems may offer solution to sports grounds’ year round availability

05 September 2019

Stitching synthetic grass into natural turf creates a hybrid that delivers considerably more playing hours than traditional grass fields: good news for Australian sporting organisations seeking a surface that stands up to wear and climatic conditions.

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Site considerations in construction projects

04 September 2019

From domestic builds through to big infrastructure jobs, the impacts of work conducted onsite call for planning and management.

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Human error the most preventable factor in data breaches

02 September 2019

One little typo in an email address. That’s all it took for the personal information of 317 people to be sent to an unknown recipient: dates of birth, passport numbers and medical test notes – a jackpot for any cyber criminal involved in credential or identity theft.

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The Australian transport industry and digital evolution

30 August 2019

Australia’s $48.9 billion+ pa transport and logistics industry’s truck traffic is projected to grow 50% from 2010 to 2030. This rapid growth can only be achieved practically by adopting new technologies.

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3 of the biggest disasters in construction history

28 August 2019

Construction is one of the oldest industries around (it dates back to around 9000 BC) and its history is rich with astonishing triumphs and, unfortunately, devastating disasters.

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