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COVID-19 WorkSafe Victoria Update

August 5, 2020

With the continuing threat of COVID-19, and the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, WorkSafe VIC has recently moved to implement new regulations to The Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to COVID-19, in order to protect the health of individuals in the workplace. The Regulations require employers to alert WorkSafe VIC in the […]

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Leading Insurer, Zurich Australia, Withdraws From Providing Professional Lines Insurance to the Aged Care Sector

August 4, 2020

Following the Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector, many insurers reacted by withdrawing from underwriting new business. As a result, it has created rising pressure on insurance premiums and a lack of competitive tension. More recently, with the threat of COVID-19, leading Aged Care insurance provider, Zurich, has announced that they are withdrawing from […]

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2020 Work Health and Safety Act 2011(NSW) Amendments

July 15, 2020

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (the WHS Act) Amendment Bill 2020 received assent on 10 June 2020, changes are now in force. *Statutory Liability Insurance Policies have been impacted.* The Amendment has made it unlawful to insure against monetary penalties under the WHS Act. When does this change come into effect? If […]

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