A raft of new legislation came in force earlier this year, aimed at improving regulation in the residential building industry. The legislation has far-reaching implications and will impose new obligations on builders, developers, designers, product manufacturers & suppliers, certifiers, installers, sub-contractors, supervisors, etc; particularly in...

Supporting each other. It's what friends do The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) launched a national campaign to show support for China during the global humanitarian crisis caused by the coronavirus. The campaign has been supported by member businesses, such as ourselves, and government groups across Australia. “Australia...

NSW Fair Trading Advice on how to avoid Cybercrime NSW Fair Trading is warning people about the recent increase in cybercrime and offering advice on how to avoid becoming a victim. Social engineering offences have been on the rise. This is where someone impersonates one of your...

NSW Fair Trading has issued important information about safety in the home The advice from NSW Fair Trading reminds occupants or lot owners to report any "tingle" or "shock" when touching anything electrical, to a strata manager, strata committee or landlord immediately. They then shift the...

End of Financial Year insurance checkup for your business The end of the financial year is more than just a time for stocktake sales, it's the perfect opportunity to take stock of your insurance and risk-management program. The Australian Government's Business.gov.au website highlights reviewing your insurance as...

What is efficacy all about? Here Glenn Eason - National Liability Manager at Solution Underwriting discusses product efficacy in relation to general liability. What is efficacy all about? I’m regularly asked about product efficacy…. What is it? Why is it being excluded? Efficacy or inefficacy are not commonly used...

Finity Market Report [vc_row][vc_column width='2/3']Approaching the halfway point of the year, we are seeing the insurance market shift from a ‘soft’ to a ‘hard’ market. Factors like significant losses, particularly due to a due to a string of natural disasters, and economic conditions can lead the market...

The Importance of Product Liability Insurance Here we take a look at the importance of product liability insurance, and how to make sure you've got appropriate cover.  What is product liability insurance Product liability insurance is designed to protect your business if you’re sued depending how a product...

Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12‑month Insights Report The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released their Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme 12‑month Insights Report. For a little over a year, it has been a legal requirement for entities to carry out an assessment whenever they suspect...

Don’t be in the Dark on Privacy Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an annual initiative run by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The annual event highlights the importance of protecting personal information, and helps organisations, agencies and the public navigate the privacy landscape. For organisations...

Another day, another data breach Over a year on from its introduction the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme has resulted in increased awareness and action on personal information security. The obligation to notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to...