Whether it be sugar and starch, cotton or corn, crops are key in providing food for humans and fodder for livestock. We’ve got farmers to thank for the clothes on our back and the food on our plate. But the journey from farm to table can be a bumpy ride, which Aussie farmers know first-hand.
From hand tools to power tools, machinery and beyond, tradespeople know the drill when it comes to the importance of their equipment. Whether you’re a plumber with a belt carrying spanners and screws, or a brickie with a cement mixer and trowel, your tools are your mighty asset. But, with great power comes great responsibility - and working with a range of tools can increase your safety risks as a tradie.
If you’re a business owner, then you’re probably tuned in with the fact that contents insurance for burglary, extreme weather events and accidental damage is a necessity for protecting your company’s assets from the unexpected. But, if a flood struck your premises, not only would it damage your contents, but it could also cease operations from your workplace. You’re likely to get help paying for damages through your content’s insurance, but what about the loss of earnings incurred? That’s where business interruption insurance comes in handy.
Having an insurance broker in your corner can give your business tailored insurance policies to suit your needs. With all the know-how needed to support individual clients, the value of a broker goes above and beyond that of a price comparison website.
The Australian car market has been fluctuating since the start of the pandemic, with new car sales recovering in recent months. Following a pretty miserable year in 2020 for the Aussie new car market, 2021 has kicked off with a positive. An 11.1 per cent positive, to be exact, compared to this time last year. Aussies nationwide are upgrading their ride, choosing out with the old and in with the new as electric vehicles (EV) and SUVs grow in popularity.
Boat life gives owners a unique sense of freedom, relaxation and bliss. Being at one with nature presents calming characteristics, but as Australians we know that Mother Nature isn’t always in high spirits. There are various hazards that, if you don’t take steps to avoid, you can find yourself in some real sticky (and wet) situations. Maintaining boat safety while onboard your vessel is a top priority, whether the water is your weekend getaway spot or your forever home, it’s a-boat time you familiarised yourself with some important safety tips.
If one thing’s for sure, the Australian agriculture industry is one tough cookie, having developed great resilience from the extended drought, devastating bushfires and the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Being a farmer is unpredictable at the best of times and being an Aussie farmer can be even more complicated. In the immortal words of Forest Gump - “(Farmer) life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” - or something along those lines. We take a look at the current situation for farmers, the impacts of the pandemic, the sources of help available to farmers and how you can manage your risk to protect your farm.
Given the current climate, we want to make sure you prevent a breach of your current insurance cover, whether it be domestic or commercial. The global pandemic has led to business closures and travel restrictions, which has left many building unoccupied for the foreseeable.
If your current insurance policy has unoccupied or security conditions, you may be required to take weekly visits to the property, switching off gas or electricity and ensuring that your letterboxes are sealed. Many insurers are relaxing their unoccupancy clauses and policy requirements due to COVID-19, but you’ll need to double check to prevent any trouble.
Australian businesses have been urged to recognise the significant level of ransomware threat from cyber adversaries. Scamwatch has received over 3900 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with over $3.1 million in reported losses since the outbreak of COVID-19. Ransomware acts as a method of extortion, locking a computer’s content and displaying a message requiring victims to pay a ransom in order for them to regain access. The emails delivering ransomware to Australian victims often mirror the branding of trusted and reputable corporations as part of their techniques.
Running a business can be an exciting prospect, especially if you’re providing provide useful goods and services to your community, creating employment, and serving as a podium for your personal creativity. However, it’s no secret that business can be risky. That’s why successful businesses use a diversity of business insurance covers to manage and reduce their risks.