The importance of Internal Auditing

Given the steep rise in employee fraud and embezzlement, the importance of Internal Business Auditing has never been more vital. Whilst there are insurance policies, such as Management Liability & Crime, that provide Indemnity for some of the exposures; the reputational damage, together with the disruption to business’ makes Internal Business Auditing, an important part…

A Centuries Old Crime, Digitally Enhanced

Scams aimed at manipulating individuals for fraudulent purposes have been occurring for centuries, but this deception has now well and truly moved into the digital world. Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information for the purpose of a broad spectrum of…

Underpaying employees… what’s going wrong?

We’ve all heard of the $7.8M underpayment scandal which recently engulfed celebrity chef George Colombaris, but is this just a symptom of the sheer complexity of workplace laws in Australia? After all, big organisations with dedicated HR departments are getting it wrong, so what chance does SMEs have of complying? Just to name a few,…

Telematics continues to evolve in insurance

Telematics technology has proven benefits when it comes to encouraging more responsible driving, with research indicating better driver behaviour is one of the main advantages in using this innovation. Black box or telematics technology is a way for businesses to collect data on how their employees are using company vehicles. Using telematics, businesses can collect…

What is Volunteer Insurance?

Whether you run a charity, a not-for-profit, or regular live events, volunteer insurance exists to protect both you and the volunteers that work for you. From music festival ticket collectors to ongoing charity work, volunteers are often the most important part of your organisation, and they need to be protected from accidents. Volunteer Insurance will…

Queensland Smoke Alarm Laws and you

Whether you are a home owner, a renter, a landlord or a renovator/builder, the smoke alarm legislation introduced by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services from 1 January 2017 will affect you! As a landlord…. Existing smoke alarms manufactured more than 10 years ago must be replaced with photoelectric smoke alarms which comply with Australian Standards…