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In the face of ongoing pressure on budgets, public sector organisations need innovative strategies that help lower the total cost of risk and support frontline service improvements.

Custom built insurance solutions, analytics, risk management and local teams enable us to help you develop fit-for-purpose risk financing strategies

Often in budget-constrained environments, public sector entities must balance pursuing opportunities with addressing needs, such as ageing infrastructure, ageing workforce, public/private partnerships, disaster preparedness, law enforcement liability and cyber risk preparedness.  

In Australia, all levels of government continue to attract greater public and media scrutiny, encouraging more transparent operating processes.

Meanwhile, the sector recently changed how it provides several services. For example:

  • Government-owned-enterprises, operating in monopoly or near-monopoly environments, now commonly provide non-core government functions.
  • Government-owned energy, utility and health institutions have been and are continuing to be corporatised or privatised.

With public dependence on this infrastructure and increasing regulatory scrutiny, government is more frequently held to account in law. Common themes include complex injunctions, damages claims against local governments for financial loss and challenges and torts arising from compliance and enforcement activities.

Apart from such professional liabilities, the public sector owns and manages large-scale assets. Often the state’s major employer, they also face the same workplace health and safety, property protection, industrial relations and liability issues as private sector organisations.

Public accountability adds another dimension to all of these issues. Sound governance structure encompassing risk management and prudent management plans are therefore increasingly important.

Much can be achieved with focus, determination and original thinking. With risk management, claims, workforce solutions and analytics experts, Marsh can provide the support you need.

Marsh’s public sector expertise can provide comprehensive and innovative solutions around self-management, mutuality, risk management and risk transfer of government assets (both physical and people risk). These solutions can help public sector entities achieve both transparency and efficiency, whilst lowering their total cost of risk.

Marsh Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512, AFSL 238983) (“Marsh”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226827) which is a related entity of Marsh. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from JLT Risk Solutions on request. Full information can be found in the JLT Risk Solutions Financial Services Guide.