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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.


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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Is Your Workplace Risk Ready?

John Barnes 09 October 2017

The Australian workplace continues to evolve, presenting employers with a range of challenges to the way they manage and interact with their workforce. Issues such as proactive work, health and safety management and leadership, mental health, stress and colleague wellbeing, and dealing with a new workers compensation insurance regulator and insurer regime will require organisations to build more resilient businesses.

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Tougher New European Data Protection Law to Have Lasting Effects

Blog Author Thomas Reagan 22 September 2017

Data protection laws in Europe  are about to get a lot tougher. The European Parliament’s approval of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), significantly expands privacy regulations for corporations, including potentially drastic fines for companies violating the law.

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Reforms Ahead for Private Health Insurance Industry

Posted by Darren Downie 21 September 2017

The Australian Government has indicated that major reforms lie ahead for the private health insurance industry as it increases efforts to put downward pressure on premiums. 

In recent weeks, the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, has indicated that a number of strategies were being considered to address the rising cost of private health insurance, which continues to outpace the Consumer Price Index (CPI) by a large margin.

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Clearing the Path For A Return To Work

Blog Author Kiri O'Leary 01 September 2017

Paving the way for an employee to return to the workforce after an injury requires careful planning and significant support structures.

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Related to: Australia , Workforce Risks

Robo Advice Not Without Risk

Blog Author Andrew Dawson 31 August 2017

Providing financial advice online is becoming an attractive way for advisers to gain increased scale at a lower cost than traditional face-to-face services.

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Insurers Seek Assurances On ACP Types

Posted By Paul Koutouridis 11 August 2017

Building owners need to have their fire safety documentation in order, as insurers are placing a high degree of focus on exterior cladding systems following the Grenfell Tower disaster in London.

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Terrorism and Political Violence Call for Review of Insurance Strategy

Posted by Angela Duca 24 July 2017

In recent months, multinational businesses have again been reminded of the threats that politically motivated violence and foreign government actions can pose to their people, operations, and assets.

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Insurance Designed For Private Equity

Posted By Matt Terry 12 June 2017

As private equity firms work with their portfolio companies, they will invariably need to manage a large degree of change. This creates not only great opportunities but also certain circumstances from a risk and insurance perspective that need to be addressed.