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21 December 2021
Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
ARS Business Book Club
At Austral Risk Services, we love books. In 2022, we're launching our Business Book Club for clients and our Austral community. Our first book for discussion is the classic Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Please feel free to contact us if you're interested in taking part.



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Austral Risk Services team is supporting Cans for Christmas run by Rotary for Foodbank WA. Last year this initiative resulted around 10,000 meals for people in need in WA.

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02 December 2021
Cans for Christmas
Supporting Rotary and Foodbank WA
13 November 2021
Recognised for Excellence
Excellence Awardees for Insurance Awards 2021
Austral Risk Services have been recognised as Excellence Awardees (or finalists) in two categories of the Insurance Business Australia Awards 2021 - Brokerage of the Year (6-20 staff) and Best Customer Service from an Individual Office.

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Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Its goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. As Rotarians, Steve Halbert and Jon Steward would like to encourage you to help eradicate this disease for good.

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21 October 2021
Support World Polio Day October 24 2021
Let’s end polio for good
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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