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AI the weapon of choice for criminals and targets in cyber security war

26 August 2019

Artificial intelligence is transforming how we do business but its ability to process and ‘learn’ from vast amounts of data per second has both sinister and hopeful implications for cyber security.

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Fuel carrier fine sends a regulator message about emergency response

23 August 2019

The recent fine imposed by the New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority (NSW EPA), the regulator for dangerous goods in NSW, on a large petroleum cartage company should be a wake-up call for the sector, advises guest blogger Gallagher Principal Broker Phil Hardaker.

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Gallagher Australia chief Sarah Lyons 2019 Dive In panellist

23 August 2019

Gallagher Chief Executive – Australia Sarah Lyons is proud to be selected as one of the panellists at the Australian opening of the 2019 Dive In Festival for promoting diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry.

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NDS providers benefit from briefing sessions and insurance advice

22 August 2019

During July and August National Disability Services providers took advantage of the organisation’s Essential Briefing meetings to help them better understand their risk profiles, with Gallagher presenting insurance advice at these well-attended sessions.

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Part 3: Is Australia's construction industry headed for a cladding crisis?

21 August 2019

Industry regulators are now reviewing construction standards frameworks with the aim of avoiding misunderstanding and misapplication of building codes relating to cladding. Stakeholders need to be abreast with these changes or run the risk of finding themselves in breach of these requirements.

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The secret of our success - families share what makes their business successful

19 August 2019

Two of Australia’s big four in transport and logistics – Linfox and Visy – are family enterprises. The transport industry is dominated by family run businesses, and if Linfox and Visy are anything to go by, the model is incredibly successful. We take a closer look at the reasons why family businesses work so well and what the challenges are.

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Gallagher Rising Stars: meet Chris Lawry

16 August 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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Gallagher Sydney joins the Ice Bucket Challenge to FightMND

15 August 2019

Our Sydney executives lined up for the fundraising ordeal by icy water to add to the 2019 Gallagher FightMND contribution, with the office raising $1275 in bids and donations to add to Victoria’s $4270.

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How can the PBS scheme make Australian transport competitive globally?

14 August 2019

After years of lobbying by the transport industry a standardised national scheme for classifying vehicle combinations and matching them to permissible access to road networks has come into effect in Australia. But is this enough?

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Free insurance advice went down well at the SA FBA event

13 August 2019

It was a family occasion in Adelaide when Gallagher South Australia hosted a panel of presentations for the latest SA Family Business Australia Advisor Connect event.

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Part 2: Is Australia headed for a cladding crisis?

12 August 2019

How did the use of potentially unsafe cladding become widespread in the construction sector? What are the factors behind misunderstanding of the regulations and, in some cases, ill-informed exploitation of grey areas?

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Severe weather warning: freezing conditions and strong winds to hit south-eastern Australia

08 August 2019

South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales should be on alert as a severe cold front with damaging winds and squally showers moves across the southern parts of the states this afternoon.

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Is Australia headed for a cladding crisis?

05 August 2019

This three-part series examines the implications of the widespread use on non-compliant for the construction industry.

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3 of the biggest challenges facing the freight and logistics industry

02 August 2019

“The freight and logistics industry is an essential component of the national economy” says the Australian Government, and it supports the nation’s “quality of life aspirations”. But though the sector accounts for 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - and its revenue is projected to grow by 2.2% over the next five years – the freight and logistics industry’s contribution to the overall economy...

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10 waste recycling fires in 10 months pushing property premiums up

31 July 2019

Ten waste facility fires in Melbourne in the past 10 months are putting the heat under insurance premiums for business owners, signalling the need for tighter management of flammable materials on site.

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Gallagher SA broker national Broker of the Year award finalist

30 July 2019

We are so proud that Kevin Loader has won the South Australia state title for the NIBA Stephen Ball Memorial Award for Insurance Broker of the Year. Well done, Kevin, we're excited about the outcome!

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Global risk report identifies business interruption as the primary concern

29 July 2019

An industry report that canvasses 2415 respondents from 86 countries shows business interruption (BI) ranks first in the top 10 risks internationally and second in Australia for 2019.

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Transport industry win in Victoria shows the way for truck driver licensing

26 July 2019

Now the Victorian Transport Association’s new model for training and licensing heavy vehicle drivers has proved its worth and received state government funding, the rest of the country should follow on, writes Gallagher National Head of Transport Roz Shaw.

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Two of our top female talents named Elite Women in Insurance

25 July 2019

Gallagher Chief Executive ‒ Australia Sarah Lyons and National Head of Credit, Surety and Political Risks Racheal Tumelty have been named Elite Women in Insurance by Insurance Business in its annual listing of 25 outstanding female talents.

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Business interruption insurance: client case study

24 July 2019

Ask yourself, what would happen if you had to cease trading for an extended period of time? You would still have overheads and running costs to pay – except that without an income you couldn’t. And that, in a nutshell, is why you need business income protection insurance.

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