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8 Apr 2020

COVID-19 – Latest developments

We recommend that consideration is given to urgently reviewing your current insurance arrangements as it is essential that cover is updated in conjunction with changes in risk profile.

19 Mar 2020

COVID-19 – Travel Insurance

Before booking any travel or proceeding with any travel that has previously been booked, read your travel insurance policy wording to determine if Coronavirus/COVID-19 related events are claimable under the policy.

6 Aug 2019

Directors & Officers insurance market update

D&O insurers of ASX companies have implemented remedial underwriting strategies and continue to tread cautiously when deploying capacity in an attempt to deliver a substantial uplift of the Australian D&O premium and profit.

5 Feb 2019

Royal Commission recommendations miss the mark for business

In this article, we consider the implications the Australian Government’s Royal Commission into the Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry Final Report has on the provision of general insurance services.

7 Mar 2018

Market update, D&O Insurance: Hardening like cement

Directors & Officers Insurance (D&O) is heading for a crisis point in Australia.  Insurers participating in D&O have written this class at or close to a loss for the last 6 years – and not just some small anomaly losses against solid actuarial data. 

22 Nov 2017

Changes affecting the labour hire industry in Queensland

In this downloadable article, we consider the implications of recent regulatory and common law developments for labour hire providers, principals and host employers.

19 Sep 2017

Black Lung: Insurance’s next asbestos?

Once thought eradicated from the Australian coal mining industry, coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP) has been re-identified. According to the Queensland Government, as at 14 June 2017 there have been 22 confirmed cases of CWP reported to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines since May 2015, with a sharp escalation anticipated.