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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.

RECENT BLOGS

WannaCry Means GottaAct: Lessons in Ransomware’s Wake

Posted By: Thomas Reagan 18 May 2017

For many organisations, the past week brought an unwanted welcome to the new world of cyber risk.  

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RELATED TO Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk

Price Volatility Driving Emphasis on M&A Risk Management

Posted By Chris McDermott 11 May 2017

We predict that as buyer and seller perceptions of value in the oil and gas sector begin to align, an increase in M&A activity is likely.

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NSW CTP Reforms - How to Maximise Your Savings

Posted By David Torossian 05 May 2017

Fleet owners and insurers alike will benefit from legislative changes to the NSW Compulsory Third Party scheme, the State Insurance Regulatory Authority believes.

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No Initial Reference to Changes Regarding Insurance in 457 Visa Reforms

Posted By Eric Klatt 20 April 2017

The Government has announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa.

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Warranties and Indemnities Cover in the Changing World of Investment

Posted By 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

Posted By 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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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

Risk in the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Industry

Posted By Jane Smith 02 February 2017

Marsh's industry experts will be attending the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's (APPEA) 2017 Conference and Exhibition, Perth this May.

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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