Road Rage: The Growing Monster

It’s affecting drivers around the globe. It claims hundreds of lives every year and happens day-byday on our roads. It’s called road rage, a condition that often involves anger or violence associated with on-road driving activities. Many government departments have determined that road rage is not a myth or an invention of the media. Rather,…

Is He Really Your Best Friend?

Recently, following an attack by neighbour’s dogs while playing in a friend’s yard, a child was awarded $315,500 for injuries. Prior to the attack, the dogs were securely enclosed in their owner’s premises. The child climbed onto a tree stump on the adjoining property and then stood on a cross beam of the dividing fence,…

Insurance Premiums on the Rise?

The Australian Insurance Market has long been described as cyclical, for instance: it moves through both hard and soft market conditions. In a ‘hard’ market premiums increase and underwriting capacity is eroded. ‘Soft’ markets are characterised by falling premiums and aggressive insurers chasing market share. Based on recent evidence, it is estimated we are currently…

Doing Business Differently In 2020

There is no question that COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and transact in 2020. The impacts of these changes may yet be felt for many years to come. While we are all rapidly adjusting, it is important to consider the actual or potential business insurance impacts. Some questions that may assist you…

Is your business fire safe?

Although bushfire season is here, this risk is only one of a host of different sources of fire. Arson is often the cause of fire and poor maintenance standards are another serious fire risk for businesses. For instance, damaged or old electrical cabling is all too often the cause of a fire, especially in older…

Make sense of the insurance market

A hardening market can mean higher premiums and tougher underwriting decisions – so it pays to get an expert on your team. Like any market, the business insurance market experiences different cycles that can affect pricing and how easy it is to get cover. Depending on the stage of the cycle we’re in, this can…