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

08 August 2019 - 03:19PM

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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Extreme weather warning: severe tropical cyclones heading for NT and WA

22 March 2019 - 10:00AM

Two tropical cyclones are headed for the Northern Territory and Western over the weekend, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reports. The Bureau has issued warnings as Category 4 Cyclone Veronica and currently Category 2 Trevor approach the coasts of both regions.

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4 Aussie farmers' real life underinsurance lessons

19 February 2019 - 02:00PM

If you're in the farming sector, you’re probably well prepared for the everyday mishaps that can interrupt work. A bit of rain, malfunctioning equipment, illness – you can handle it all.

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Queensland under warning as big wet hits

31 January 2019 - 04:13PM

With the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issuing severe weather, strong winds and flooding warnings for much of the state, Gallagher urges our Queensland clients to stay safe and follow authorities’ advice.

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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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Extreme weather warning: bush fires rage in NSW and Victoria

19 March 2018 - 03:06PM

Bush fires tore through towns in New South Wales and Victoria over this past weekend, and fire services are warning residents to remain clear and avoid affected areas until the fires are contained.  

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Extreme weather warning: Tropical Cyclone Marcus heading for Darwin

16 March 2018 - 02:18PM

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to residents in the Northern Territory as Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to approach the northwest Top End coast.

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Extreme weather: North Queensland flooding ‘catastrophic’

12 March 2018 - 03:57PM

Torrential rain, floods and storms in North Queensland have caused the Insurance Council of Australia to declare a catastrophe in the area.

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Breaking news: severe storm warning for Victoria

01 December 2017 - 01:09PM

The Bureau of Meteorology and State Emergency Service have issued a severe storm warning to Victorians across the state, to prepare for freakish weather with massive rainfall, flooding and lightning strikes. Huge storms have already hit Australia’s south-east and are moving towards Victoria, expected to reach Melbourne in the evening of Friday 1 December, BOM predicts.

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Cease harvesting system ditched to hand fire condition assessments to NSW farmers

20 September 2017 - 03:34PM

A whole new system of assessing dangerous fire conditions for harvesting is being introduced by the NSW Rural Fire Service, giving farmers on-farm responsibility to decide on fire risks.

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Ensure your business is ready this bushfire season

12 September 2017 - 10:58AM

The spring 2017 and summer 2017‒18 bushfire season has been tipped as high risk over most of Australia, due to climatic conditions in the last six months.  If your business operates near bushland or trees your premises and staff are at risk from a bushfire outbreak. The time to prepare is right now.

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National alert for earlier, more severe bushfire season 2017‒2018

11 September 2017 - 09:23AM

Tinderbox conditions across the country were top of the agenda at the Australian Fire Authorities Council emergency management conference held in Sydney 4‒6 September.

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UPDATED: Tropical Cyclone Debbie hits North Queensland

24 March 2017 - 04:08PM

Updated 28 March, 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is due to hit the mainland of North Queensland at 2:00pm, remaining a category three system over land for the next eighteen hours. 

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Severe thunderstorm warning for New South Wales

14 March 2017 - 11:24AM

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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Discovering the risk of underinsurance: 4 lessons from Aussie farmers

23 February 2017 - 05:23PM

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

13 February 2017 - 03:02PM

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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5 simple (but often forgotten) ways to prepare for the bushfire season

09 December 2016 - 10:00AM

Summer is upon us and the bushfire risk is set to soar in several states across Australia.

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How high is your bushfire risk?

06 December 2016 - 09:13AM

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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SA power outage: how would your business cope?

04 October 2016 - 09:00AM

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 - 10:24AM

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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