Gallagher News and Insights

Severe thunderstorm warning for New South Wales

14 March 2017

14 March, 2017 The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds for residents and businesses across New South Wales. 

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Industry weighs in on Senate drone inquiry

01 March 2017

A Senate Committee Inquiry into current and future regulatory requirements that impact on the safe commercial and recreational use of drones has attracted commentary from insurance industry bodies such as the Insurance Council of Australia and QBE.

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Waste recycling sector insurance premiums set to soar after major fire events

01 March 2017

Major fire incidents at waste recycling facilities in NSW and VIC in the past week have highlighted the need for stringent risk mitigation procedures to be adopted by all businesses in the sector.

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icare launches new multi channel service for workers insurance

28 February 2017

icare has unveiled a multi-channel platform that will enable new business owners in New South Wales to purchase and get quotes on workers insurance policy directly from icare. 

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What to do when rain stops play - business interruption and the fertiliser services industry

28 February 2017

A wet winter and turbulent spring can play havoc with farmers across the nation – but it can have a knock-on effect for the fertiliser industry as well.

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Discovering the risk of underinsurance: 4 lessons from Aussie farmers

23 February 2017

You’re probably well prepared for the everyday mishaps that can interrupt work on the farm. A bit of rain, malfunctioning equipment, illness – you’re prepared for it all.

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Spreading the risk – essential insurance for the fertiliser services industry

20 February 2017

Just as you need the perfect fertiliser mix for specific soils, you also need the right insurance plan for your spreader business’s unique needs.

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Seeing the value: AJG claims team share their success stories

16 February 2017
Claims are often the forgotten part of the insurance journey. But for brokers, claims give us the opportunity to make a difference and really provide value for our clients. It's the shopfront of our business, and it's where we can prove the merit of our products and risk management advice. 
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What mandatory data breach notification means for your business

16 February 2017

With Australia several months past the regulatory change that saw mandatory breach notification become a reality in the country, what do the changes mean for your business?

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Cover your back! Insurance that every automotive technician should consider

16 February 2017

In our last article we looked at insurance cover that every automotive business should consider. But what about individuals? How can you ensure your livelihoods are protected?

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AJG's Stuart Davies, Adam Squire featured in NIBA's Insurance Adviser

14 February 2017

Gallagher's Stuart Davies and Adam Squire have been featured in the latest issue of Insurance Adviser, the monthly magazine released by the National Insurance Brokers Association

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NSW bush fires: what to do if you've been affected

13 February 2017

New South Wales faced unprecedented temperatures this past weekend, with 'catastrophic' fire conditions described as the worst in the state's history.

According to the NSW Rural Fire Service, communities in the Upper Hunter, Central Ranges and Upper Central West Plains have been particularly at risk. A number of properties have reportedly been destroyed by bush fires, and a large uncontained...

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Arthur J. Gallagher strengthens marine risk management

30 January 2017

Sydney, 29 January 2015 – Gallagher has boosted its market-leading marine risk management capability through the appointment of two additional specialists.

Jim Metters, one of the industry's most experienced marine broking experts, has joined Gallagher in the key role of Principal Broker after a career spanning over 40 years at leading organisations including Marsh. 

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What is ransomware and how does it affect your business?

16 December 2016

Malware is the most predominant cybercrime threat in Australia, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). And ransomware – a virulent type of malware – is a rising threat to businesses in Australia and abroad. But what is it? And how does it affect your business?  

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Arthur J. Gallagher joins forces with Risklink to boost WA presence

15 December 2016

Australian insurance broker Gallagher, announced the acquisition of well-regarded Western Australia (WA) workplace risk consultancy, RiskLink. 

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What is liability? A guide for professionals

14 December 2016

‘Liability’ is a loaded term with several different meanings and applications. In an accounting context, a liability may be a company’s financial debt. In a less specific sense, a liability may be someone or something who is generally a risk or burden to others.

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How high is your bushfire risk?

06 December 2016

An estimated 1.75 million blocks of land across Australia face bushfire risk, according to data released by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). Worse still there’s a danger that a high proportion of these properties may be underinsured – leaving landowners potentially facing dire financial consequences in the event of a loss.

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What do NSW strata law reforms mean for your insurance?

29 November 2016

NSW strata law reforms that will affect as many as 2 million people across the state come into effect on 30 November 2016, and could lead to an increase in residential strata insurance premiums.

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Read the latest Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report

29 November 2016

The 2016 edition of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Threat Report has been published, and is available to read here.

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Curators and conservators: how to prepare for the school holidays

29 November 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics started collecting data on museum and gallery attendance in 1991. Since then, attendance rates have been on the rise for museums, art galleries and other cultural venues. Attendance at art galleries in particular has grown by 3.2 percent, attracting 11 million visitors a year.

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