Gallagher News and Insights

Essential business insurance for the automotive trade

28 November 2016

Insurance… It’s pretty hard to get excited about and, for many, it’s a total after thought. Don’t fall into that trap! Choosing business insurance for mechanics and automotive engineers is one of the most important decisions business owners in the industry can make.

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Cyber security and the construction industry: what you need to know

25 November 2016

With a string of high-profile data breaches making headline news across the world, no company appears to be immune from the threat of a cyber incursion. Apple, Sony, JP Morgan Chase, British Airways and the European Central Bank are among high-end corporates to fall victim to hackers or malware, while the Australian Census fail of 2016 was, officially at least, attributed to a cyber attack.

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Museum insurance explained simply

07 November 2016

Understanding insurance needs, options and obligations is a challenge for every organisation. Museums and galleries face the additional challenge of having to insure collections, displays, contractors, volunteers and more. So it's no surprise that, for many professionals, museum insurance seems needlessly complicated.

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How to prepare for a jewellery insurance valuation

21 October 2016

Christmas is coming. And while competition and rising rents have dampened profitability in jewelry retailing, sales figures for the holiday season look promising:

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Hype and histrionics: tattoo ink safety, and how to make sure you're using the right inks

12 October 2016

The tattoo industry was left reeling last month after a damning report into tattoo ink safety, released by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), revealed that specific tattoo inks ‘likely being used in Australia’ are either unsafe or not fit for purpose.

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Many hands make light work: how to make the most of your museums volunteer programs

12 October 2016

Volunteering is big in Australia. Over 6.1 million Australian adults have participated in formal volunteering, and a quick unfiltered search on volunteer.com.au (a not-for-profit search platform run by SEEK Limited) returns over one thousand pages of volunteering opportunities across the country.  

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Too much of a stretch? Why insurance for yoga teachers is so important

07 October 2016

When Janine* encouraged one of her students to try out a new yoga position, little did she realise it might put her own entire livelihood at risk.

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SA power outage: how would your business cope?

04 October 2016

Small businesses across South Australia face an anxious wait to see if their insurance policies will pay out on losses caused by last week’s state-wide blackout.

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Insurance lessons from the Forbes floods

28 September 2016

According to Gallagher, the Forbes floods in are a reminder to small businesses across Australia of the need to be prepared for natural disasters.

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BREAKING NEWS: Adelaide extreme weather event

28 September 2016

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

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

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

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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Bushfire risk to soar despite wet winter

06 September 2016

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

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

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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Truck driver shortage

19 May 2016

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

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

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

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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