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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.


Client Alert: Norsk Hydro ASA data breach

Posted by Kelly Butler 25 March 2019

One of the world’s largest aluminium producers, Norwegian firm Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro), reported on 19 March 2019 that their business was experiencing an extensive cyber-attack that had impacted IT systems in most of the company’s divisions. 

Are your Return To Work Guidelines compliant?

Posted by Felipe Jimenez 14 January 2019

In May 2017, the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) developed Guidelines for workplace return to work programs in line with legislation to support, inform and guide employers in developing a return to work program. 

Is your business up to date with new NSW laws on combustible cladding?

09 January 2019

New requirements have been introduced by the NSW Government relating to residential and other buildings within NSW that have external combustible cladding.

Environmental Legislation Update - Victoria

Posted by Amber Lepparde 21 November 2018

The Victorian Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (EP Act) passed on the 26th July 2018 and will be progressively introduced until 2020. 

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Related to: Environmental Risk

Chain of Responsibility (CoR) Laws Impose Major New Obligations on Transport

Posted by Isabel Tran 29 October 2018

Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law came into place on 1 October 2018 and put into place a ‘Chain of Responsibility’ (CoR) for the heavy vehicle transport supply chain in all states and territories in Australia, excluding Western Australia[1] and Northern Territory.   

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Related to: Transportation

The Royal Commission and its Impact on the Insurance Market

Posted by Craig Claughton 03 October 2018

The ongoing Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (“Royal Commission”) has attracted great media attention for much of 2018. In the insurance world, this has prompted a shift in insurers’ attention to policies that may respond to claims arising from the Royal Commission.

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Business Interruption: Looking Beyond the Physical

Posted by David McIntosh 18 July 2018

With risk increasingly interconnected and interdependent in today’s rapidly changing world, your resiliency depends on how well you manage disruption, no matter its source. With the right mix of traditional and advanced risk mitigation and risk transfer strategies in place, you can overcome direct and indirect business interruption more effectively and better protect critical assets and your bottom line.

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What #MeToo Means for Risk Professionals

Posted by Kelly Thoerig 10 April 2018

It’s vital that you take allegations of harassment and misconduct seriously while also taking steps to protect your organization from potential claims.

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Risk Maturity: Are You On The Right Journey?

Blog Author Costa Zakis 14 December 2017

Across risk management functions in organisations of all sizes, there has been a gradual but steady shift in the way risk is understood and managed. We are seeing organisations move away from the static risk register and traditional process-driven approach, to give greater focus on integrating risk management into business processes, forming something of a decision-guiding tool at all levels of the business.

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Happy New Year Expected For NSW Vehicle Owners

Blog Author David Torossian 31 October 2017

Businesses and individuals with vehicles registered in NSW will start 2018 with a “gift” from the SIRA, as rebates on Green Slip policies will be distributed from January.

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