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22 October 2020
WA Fall Report for 2020
Workers Compensation
In 2018, $215.2 million was paid for 3,655 lost time compensation claims due to a workplace fall – just in Western Australia.

A fall can have a significant impact on the individual’s emotional, physical and financial wellbeing. Here are some facts and prevention ideas.

Find out ways to prevent falls in your workplace.

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Workers’ Compensation can be complex. Our team is here to help your business navigate the complexities and work towards a fair and equitable outcome for all.

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13 October 2020
People Risk Specialists
How Austral helps you manage Workers Compensation
12 October 2020
How Tik Tok data security is relevant to your business
Cyber Risk
The concerns about Tik Tok's client data security is also relevant to your business - how secure is your client data?

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It is an increasingly litigious world and as a result Management Liability (Directors and Officers Liability), insurance premiums are increasing, excesses are increasing and terms becoming more restrictive overall.

In this article we discuss the pressure on premiums and what businesses can do to over come this.

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24 September 2020
Why the pressure on premiums
Managing Management Liability and D&O premiums
17 September 2020
Working From Home Challenges
Workers Compensation
COVID-19 has thrown employers a mountain of challenges and changes. One change that has happened and may be here to stay for some businesses is Working From Home (WFH).

This article reviews the implications for Workers Compensation for WFH.

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Over 98% of all Australian businesses would be classified as small business. They really are the backbone of Australia.

In our experience, we find that many small businesses do not have the right insurance cover in place to protect their business.

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09 September 2020
SME Business Insurance
Making sure you have the right business insurance
12 August 2020
A Global Insurance Hard Market
How this impacts your business insurance
Recent natural disasters and the unprecedented pressures resulting from COVID-19 have resulted in the global insurance market currently experiencing a Hard Market.

What does this mean for your business.

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Austral Risk Services, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Hicks as our new Chairman.

Ted brings over 60 years’ experience in insurance broking and underwriting to our risk management and insurance broking team.

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26 July 2020
Ted Hicks appointed Chairman for Austral Risk Services
A business update from Austral
01 July 2020
Cyber Risk - A serious threat to your business
Here are some actions you can take now
Cyber attacks are a real threat to businesses and organisations of all sizes and can cost you millions.

We urge you to take the time to understand the risk to your business and how you can be proactive in managing cyber risk.In this article, we discuss the threat and provide some useful links to resources and information to help you manage cyber risk.

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Insurers place estimates on Workers Compensation claims based on the information made available to them. In this article, Austral explains what information is needed to make and expedite a claim.

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30 June 2020
Workers Compensation - How to Make a Claim
What we need to expedite your claim
22 June 2020
COVID 19 - The help your business is entitled to
Find out about the help you can receive today
The National Insurance Brokers of Australia have compiled an excellent resource page of all the benefits businesses are entitled to as a result of COVID-19.

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The 'state of connection' legislation can be confusing to interpret, and applies to each worker individually, not to the company as a whole. This is important to know as different workers' compensation legislation applies in different states.

In this articles we explain what 'state of connection' means for your business.

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08 June 2020
Workers Compensation - Understanding State of Connection
What you need to know
05 February 2019
Business Insurance: Which Insurances Must You Have?
Our business is protecting yours
Some insurance types are a requirement by law. Others just make good business sense. Here is the list of business insurance that most businesses need in place.

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We asked our insurance broking team, from a client's perspective, how you get the best business insurance advice? This is what they had to say.

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05 November 2018
How To Get The Best Advice From Your Business Insurance Broker
Business Insurance
02 April 2018
Business Risk: Managing Your Reputation Risk
Here's what you need to know.
What's the most important risk to business? Ask the senior management of any business, large or small, and we've found that more often than not, their major concern is reputation risk. Find out why this risk matters so much and what your business can do about it.

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