Travel Insurance Update

Travel insurance is about to become a hot topic with borders opening up and international travel restarting. Brokers will have a vital role to play in helping customers navigate the new exclusions and changes to travel insurance policies as a result of COVID-19 – we’ll also be there at claim time when our customers need […]

COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

On Friday 8 October, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its ruling for the second court case being run by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) and Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) to determine whether certain business interruption policies will respond to COVID-19 claims. This court case considered individual and specific policy wording from […]

South East Queensland lockdown 1- 9 August 2021

As advised by Queensland Health, South East Queensland is currently in a mandatory lockdown period from 4pm Saturday 1 August to Sunday 8 August. This includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, and Gold Coast. In accordance with health advice, Allsafe and QSure staff will be […]

COVID-19 Business Interruption claims update

UPDATED 25 June 2021 In another win for policyholders, the High Court of Australia has rejected an appeal by insurers to dispute an earlier ruling about business interruption claims related to COVID-19. In simple terms, this means if an insurer previously sought to reject a business interruption claim with reference to a specific Quarantine Act […]

Business Interruption Insurance test case

Business interruption cover is designed to protect a business for a financial loss incurred because it cannot trade for a period due to loss or damage to the business itself from an interruption covered by the policy. For some businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted trade and caused financial loss but since 2005-06, losses arising from […]

How to reduce the risk of unoccupied property

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, many businesses are having to temporarily close to limit physical exposure to the virus. This is changing the way businesses are able to operate or normally function. Some businesses have been instructed to close their doors, some have been directly or indirectly impacted by the change in social activity, or […]

Managing the workplace in face of the outbreak

The impact of COVID-19 on Australia and the resulting impacts on Australian businesses and their operations is unprecedented. The Australian Government on the advice of health officials has implemented significant changes to ordinary life in order to try to stay ahead of the curve and as a result for many employers, decisions made now are […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on Businesses in Australia – 2020

See the second edition report on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Australia, produced by St. George Economics, on April 7, 2020 OVERVIEW The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released the results of the second edition of a survey highlighting the prevalence and nature of adverse impacts from COVID-19 experienced by businesses in […]

‘Stay Smart Online’ warning, widespread reports of malicious scams

‘Stay Smart Online’ warning – Web Conferencing – widespread reports of further COVID-19 malicious scams being sent to Australians On 02/04/20, ‘Stay Smart Online – An Australian Government Initiative’ sent the below communication. We are re-publishing it here as it is relevant to individuals and SME businesses. Being aware of current cyber risks is one […]

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