Gallagher News and Insights

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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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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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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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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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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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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Congratulations to the 2019 NSW Earth Awards winners!

03 July 2019

As the principal partner of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) New South Wales Earth Awards, Gallagher is proud to congratulate the 2019 winners, who will progress to the national competition.

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7 signs you need help from an insurance broker

24 June 2019

One of the questions we are asked a lot is, "Why do I need an insurance broker?". We've compiled 7 signs that indicate your business needs the help of an insurance professional.

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Is your construction business safe from wild weather?

29 April 2019

Cyclones Veronica and Trevor delivered an unmistakable warning about the impact of extreme weather events as they moved inland, bucketing torrential rain. Construction sites in affected areas were inundated, and it looks like there will be more where that came from. 

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Need for cladding action has no easy answers

01 March 2019

The most recent apartment building fire involving combustible cladding, Melbourne’s Neo200 tower early in February 2018, has accelerated concern about the need for urgent effective regulatory action.

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

30 January 2019

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

23 January 2019

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

21 January 2019

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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How the Trump-China trade war is impacting mining insurance

13 December 2018

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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D&O issues impacting the mining sector

05 December 2018

The last 18 months have been marked by a surge of high-profile Directors' & Officers' (D&O) insurance class action claims – and mining companies have not been immune.

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Energy security is only as good as the sector’s next weakest link

02 November 2018

It’s an event oil and gas executives in WA remember very well. On 3 June 2008, a corroded gas pipeline ruptured, causing a crippling explosion at a processing plant on Varanus Island, off the state’s Northwest coast.

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Letters of the law: the ADGSM, Australian LNG and regulatory risk

16 October 2018

There is no domestic gas shortage to worry about according to the Australian Energy Market Operator, which informed the market in a recent 2018 outlook that the east coast shortfall feared in 2017 had been successfully averted.

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Policy patchwork makes political risk real for oil and gas sector

02 October 2018

The Northern Territory government made a landmark decision in April to lift its 18-month blanket ban on hydraulic fracturing, after findings from an independent scientific inquiry showed the risks of the industry could be mitigated, reduced or avoided.

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Renewable energy to drive power prices down?

27 September 2018

The renewable energy surge in Australia continues, with the most recent Australia Institute’s 2018 quarterly Emissions Audit reporting grid energy such as hydro, wind and solar added to rooftop solar accounts for 25.6% of the August national electricity market.

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Insurance vital as energy M&As boom

18 September 2018

Mergers and acquisitions within the energy market show no signs of slowing down in the near future as confidence in the sector soars.

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