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Cyber Attacks
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The impact of cyber-attacks on small business

As the world becomes increasingly enabled through technology and continual connection, businesses — both large and small — must take precautions against being compromised through online platforms. This is a critical business risk, and research from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman paints a grim picture. The recent report, The Small Business Cyber

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Understanding the key terms in the insurance industry

The insurance landscape can be complicated and there is a range of industry-specific terms that are used. Here is a guide to the most common ones. An assessor is the person tasked with checking the details of a claim to see if it meets the terms and conditions of a policy. They are the focal

Christmas Safety Measures
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How to keep your Christmas merry, and worry free

Can you believe the festive season is almost here? No doubt your team is submitting their leave applications, and Christmas party planning is high on the agenda. But before assuming that holiday mindset, a little planning and preparedness for your business can go a long way towards a peaceful Christmas. Security. Christmas can also be

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Meet your Broker—Emily-Rose Clark

At Austbrokers International, we pride ourselves on personalised service. To help you get to know your brokers, we’ve asked them a few questions about their career, their insurance specialisation, and what they love to do when they’re not in the office. Today, we sat down with Emily-Rose Clark, one of our Canberra-based brokers. She joined

Fire Season
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Fire Season

An early start to fire season in NSW, as a sweltering summer is predicted. In Australia, we’ve come to expect extreme weather. This year our farmers faced the wrath of one of our country’s longest and most destructive droughts. Not since 1965 has NSW seen so little rain. Sadly, the bad news continues, as early

Current Business Threats
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Protecting your company against business threats

Recently, we saw something terrible happening across Australia: our very fruit supply being sabotaged by an unidentified threat. Large supermarkets pulled strawberries from their shelves, just as the peak season for the fruit was about to commence. It sparked ‘copycats’ who attacked bananas and apples, too. This was more terrible news for our farming community,

Underinsurance
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Underinsurance: The dangerous, threatening, trend

Keeping costs down is important for many companies. But a dangerous trend has been emerging across the Asia Pacific—many Australian businesses are exposing themselves to unnecessary risk through underinsurance. According to Insurance Business Online: “Six out of 10 organisations in the region have experienced at least one supply chain disruption over the last year with

The Start-Up’s Quick Guide to Insurance
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The Start-Up’s Quick Guide to Insurance

As a founder of a start-up, you know your business depends on your capacity to multi-task. As a leader of a growing team, you often find yourself wearing many hats —HR, business analyst, administrator and team motivator—just to name a few. In fact, starting a new business has endless considerations. It can be easy to

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Is your construction cover ‘all-weather’?

There is no doubt that Australia’s climate is unique. From torrential downpours, to baking hot summer days – life in Australia happens in any kind of weather. That’s why it’s important Australian construction businesses think about the weather – rain, hail or shine. At Austbrokers, we wanted to suggest a few things to think about