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Risk in Context Blog

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.


Warranties and Indemnities Cover in the Changing World of Investment

Chris McDermott 29 March 2017

New approaches to mergers and acquisitions being undertaken by private equity firms are creating new challenges that require innovative insurance solutions.

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Why Financial Institutions Need to Properly Address Cyber Risk

Craig Claughton 29 March 2017

Well publicised data breaches and phishing attacks on Australian businesses are highlighting the need for appropriate Cyber cover.

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Cyber risks, Financial Institutions, Cyber Risk , Financial Institutions

The truth about the 4.84% health insurance premium increase

Posted by Darren Downie 28 February 2017

On 9 February, the Australian Government announced it had approved increases to health insurance industry premiums, effective from April 2017. At 4.84%, the increase for 2017 is lower than expected and, in fact, represents the lowest rate hike in a decade.

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Related to: Australia

QLD Environmental Protection Amendment Bill Extends Legal Responsibility for Environmental Harm

Posted by Jasper Taanman 05 December 2016

With the introduction of the Queensland’s Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2016, related persons can now be held personally liable for failures to comply with environmental obligations.

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Related to: Australia , Environmental

UK Reforms Could Prompt Changes to Local Marine Laws

Posted by Jennie Page 15 November 2016

Changes to the UK Insurance Act 2015 came into force on 12 August 2016. Now work is being done to assess whether Australian laws should be amended.

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Related to: Australia , Marine , Cargo

Verification Gross Mass Amendments in Force

Posted by Jennie Page 11 November 2016

The International Maritime Organisation has introduced new rules that mean a container’s weight must be certified before being loaded onto a vessel.

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Related to: Marine , Australia

Class Actions on the Rise

Posted by Craig Claughton 07 November 2016

A new dynamic in the class action market means it’s now more important than ever for businesses to be properly protected in case they are the subject of class action.

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Five Cyber Facts You Need to Know

Posted by Craig Claughton 04 November 2016

Let’s take a look at five things you need to know about cyber insurance before taking out a policy.

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Related to: Australia , Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk

Pokémon Go: Pop Culture Innovation Highlights Disruptive Technology

Posted by Thomas Reagan 15 July 2016

Potential issues include malware, privacy breaches, data disclosure, and more.

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk