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For the health and safety of our team, and to ensure that we can continue to provide the highest level of service during these uncertain times, all Watkins Taylor Stone team members will be working remotely. During this period, please note the following: - Our main...

Workers’ compensation and your responsibilities, a three-part series. Part one – what is workers’ compensation? Annette O’Brien, Steadfast Technical Broking Manager, outlines what your responsibilities are as an employer when it comes to Workers' compensation.  Workers’ compensation hit the headlines when a former reality TV contestant was successful in a...

Although bushfire season is here, this risk is only one of a host of different sources of fire. Arson is often the cause of fire and poor maintenance standards are another serious fire risk for businesses. For instance, damaged or old electrical cabling is all too...

Research shows businesses that are committed to supporting their staff’s health and wellbeing enjoy many advantages. While providing benefits such as income protection insurance is one aspect of this, firms that take a holistic view of employee wellness give themselves a long-term competitive advantage. This is...

Product liability cover can vary, with claims depending on the individual business and the product it sells. Regardless, Product liability will ensure you are protected from the inevitable mishap. Product liability can provide protection for property damage or personal injury claims arising out of the use...

If you're just starting out in business, insurance should be a top priority. This is because once you have opened a new business, insurance can be one of the most important factors in ensuring you stay open. According to John Clark, Steadfast’s Broker Support Manager, your...

A new report shows there has been a substantial jump in insurance claims as a result of internal water damage since 2014. Insurer Chubb’s new report, Get Smart about Water Leaks, has found claims related to water damage have grown by 72% over this time. The average...

In their recent half-yearly report, actuarial and analytics firm Finity has outlined the­­ view of the Australian General Insurance market. The report outlines changes in rates, capacity and the impact of the Financial Services Royal Commission on the industry. Given the expected changes in pricing, it is...

Every year Australia experiences a bushfire season during the summer period. The weather conditions play an important part in determining the level of risk for property located within a bushfire prone area. If property is at risk, then potentially so are people’s lives. The word bushland doesn’t just...