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05 February 2021
COVID and WA Bushfires
What a week
As Western Australians were coping with a COVID lock down, another major threat emerged with the horrific bushfires in our foothills.

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all the people who have been directly affected by these fires and for the 83 families who have lost their homes.

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This time last year, many Australians were facing extreme heat and bushfires. Summer heat brings about different risks for you and your employees.

Safe Work Australia reported that over the past 10 years, 1,774 workers’ compensation claims resulted from people working in heat.

How can you keep your employees safe this summer?


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16 December 2020
Summer Safety
Keep your employees safe this summer
09 September 2020
SME Business Insurance
Making sure you have the right business insurance
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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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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We all know Workers Compensation is a must in business. Here we spell out the risks of non compliance.

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05 February 2018
Workers Compensation: The Cost of Non Compliance
Your responsibility as a business owner
08 January 2018
Business Insurance: What Are Your Risks?
Understand your business risks
Whether you’re running a multi-national company, a large national freight business or a small retail shop, you need to have your house in order with your business insurance otherwise all your hard work is at risk.

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NIBA, the National Insurance Brokers Association, explains what business interruption insurance is and how it differs from the other insurances you may have in place for your business. This is a great little overview and worth a watch.

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07 November 2016
Business Insurance: Business Interruption Insurance Explained
An explanation by NIBA
01 August 2016
Brexit and Insurance
How will Brexit affect Australian policyholders?
What does Brexit mean for your business insurance? Here are some insight from Eddy Brett.

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