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Product recall insurance, a 'must have' for food production firms

31 January 2019 - 02:00PM

Product recall insurance is now a “must have” for food production firms according to a Gallagher specialist.

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The new mining boom [part 2]: fresh opportunities & lessons learned

30 January 2019 - 02:00PM

Experts are observing a resurgence in the Australian mining industry – but have we learned from past mistakes? Gallagher National Head of Mining John Koeppler reviews the trends.

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Industry insiders to help simplify National Heavy Vehicle Law

25 January 2019 - 02:00PM

In response to confusion over amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) which came into effect 1 October 2018, the National Transport Commission is calling on industry experts to help review the 633-page document.

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Food product labelling test case: renewals must meet updated criteria

24 January 2019 - 02:00PM

The recent ruling on an Australian fish oil capsule manufacturer’s right to use the Made in Australia kangaroo logo shows that precedent is not a reliable guide when it comes to licensing regulations.

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The new mining boom [part 1]: new risks, new approaches

23 January 2019 - 02:00PM

Experts are saying there's a resurgence in the Australian mining industry – but have we learned from past mistakes? Gallagher National Head of Mining John Koeppler reviews the trends.

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Local start-ups attracting record investment raises insurance concerns

22 January 2019 - 02:00PM

Venture capital (VC) investment in Australian businesses broke all previous records in 2018, soaring to $1.25 billion, according to a new report from KPMG. The trend highlights the need for start-ups to have appropriate insurance in place.

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Australian oil and gas field decommissioning: what operators need to know

21 January 2019 - 02:00PM

Rising risks linked to decommissioning liabilities for exploration and production companies in the offshore oil and gas sector in Australia present a new challenge for the industry and regulators. Here’s what to be aware of.

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Gallagher women in focus: meet Branch Director, Adelaide, Charmaine Noble

18 January 2019 - 02:00PM

In spite of entering a typically sexist workplace of the times when women were supposed to know their place and stay there, Branch Director, Adelaide, Charmaine Noble’s curiosity and initiative led to her becoming one of Australia’s first female insurance associates.

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Global risk report identifies business interruption as the primary concern

17 January 2019 - 02:00PM

A newly released 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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Food production businesses face rising environmental risk

17 January 2019 - 02:00PM

As food production businesses look to utilise new practices to create extra efficiency or to use improving technology within their business, they could also be unwittingly increasing their environmental risk exposure.

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The overseas threat to Australian transport supply chain logistics

16 January 2019 - 02:01PM

Over three-quarters of Australia’s non-bulk freight is carried on roads, dominating freight movements between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Freight movement is critical to our economy so why are we slower and more expensive than most developed countries?

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How businesses can defend themselves from the latest information hack attack

14 January 2019 - 02:00PM

Just before Christmas news broke of a global hacking campaign targeting outsourced IT service providers, or managed service providers (MSPs), to obtain commercial advantage by stealing customer information.

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Tradies, be realistic about 2019 property market conditions

09 January 2019 - 10:00AM

While Sydney and Melbourne have been warned to brace for further falls in property values, demand for construction services remains buoyant, according to industry reports.

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Queensland weather alert

08 January 2019 - 09:09AM

Although downgraded to ex-tropical cyclone status, Penny remains a tropical low with wind gusts of 95 kilometres an hour and the risk of reforming into tropical cyclone as it approaches the east coast of Queensland.

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Gallagher hailstorm catastrophe response

21 December 2018 - 09:47AM

The severe hailstorms that battered Sydney and the New South Wales Central Coast on Thursday 20 December have caused widespread damage and generated a huge number of insurance claims inquiries. Here’s what our Gallagher clients can expect.

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Tech development in food production brings added risks

20 December 2018 - 02:00PM

Technology is changing the food production industry. Smarter growing techniques, more efficient transportation and delivery and automation within factories and warehouses is bringing untold opportunities to the industry.

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How trade credit insurance provides stability in uncertain times

20 December 2018 - 12:28PM

Trade credit insurance is more than a back-up for businesses that trade on credit terms. It also enables growth through expanding sales channels and volumes, making it a valuable strategic tool for increasing turnover and profitability.

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Commercial fishing: considerations for risky business

19 December 2018 - 03:19PM

Some working conditions can be inherently more risky than others. This is the case with the commercial fishing industry, simply because being at sea and subject to weather conditions introduces factors that can’t be directly controlled.

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Staying safe on the road

18 December 2018 - 02:00PM

In recent years road freight transport workers have been identified as a Safe Work Australia priority, with strategies aimed at reducing serious injuries by 30% and fatalities by 20% by 2022.

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How the Trump-China trade war is impacting mining insurance

13 December 2018 - 10:00AM

Commodity prices have been fluctuating in the wake an escalating trade war between China and the United States, with mining insurance premiums also being impacted.

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