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So far Chris O'Connell has created 28 blog entries.

The Value of Professional Indemnity Insurance

Key takeaways:

Professional indemnity (PI) insurance is vital for anyone who provides professional services or advice to clients in exchange for a fee.

PI is a wide-ranging insurance claim solution that protects individuals against legal costs and claims for damages due to an error or act of omission throughout the course of business. Basically, it is cover […]

By |June 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Thank You To The Transport Industry

COVID 2020 – a thank you to the transport industry.

From all of us at Midland Insurance Brokers, we wanted to say thank you to all workers within the transport industry for your commitment and support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Through social distancing rules to keep infection rates down, panic buying of toilet paper & hand sanitiser, […]

By |June 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reopening after COVID-19 : wineries, cideries, distilleries & breweries

This year has been one of the toughest in living memory for the Australian alcohol industry, and with government restrictions around COVID-19 beginning to ease, many will be hoping to put the worst behind them.

Reopening a business in the post COVID-19 era presents a host of challenges, and we have tried to address the main […]

By |June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Midland Insurance Brokers – Feature Article.

Midland Insurance Brokers has functioned as a
family-owned and operated business for more than 30 years, priding themselves on
providing professional, personal and authentic insurance advice and service to Australian
small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Midland commenced in 1986 as Cilmi Insurance Brokers, with aspirations for the company to be seen by their clients as an honest, reliable […]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avoiding viruses, phishing, keylogging & ransomware attacks while working from home.

With many individuals having moved to remote working due to the coronavirus, it has unfortunately given opportunistic hackers and scammers greater opportunity to use the pandemic as a subject-matter for malware attacks.

Malware (short for “malicious software”), is the general term covering all the different types of threats to your computer safety such as viruses, spyware, […]

By |May 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parametric Insurance


Key takeaways

Parametric insurance is based on a ‘triggered’ event rather than a claim for actual harm or loss. It’s an insurance alternative that’s good for the customer and it looks like it’s here to stay. It basically covers the probability of a predefined event happening […]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Management Liability Insurance – protecting you & your business from any unwelcome surprises.

Key takeaways:

Management Liability (ML) Insurance covers directors and officers against the exposures & risks that come with managing a business.An ML policy protects you and your business against things like: OH&S dramas, harassment, defamation, fines, fraud, theft and data breaches.ML claims have increase 300% over the last 5 years, with the average penalty awarded against […]

By |April 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus & Australian workplace laws

Continuity of business is a significant issue for employers
and their employees during this unprecedented and difficult time. FairWork Australia
have developed the below coronavirus information to help employees and
employers understand how coronavirus impacts Australian workplace laws.

Find out about your workplace entitlements and obligations
if you’re affected by the outbreak of covid-19, including information about
stand-downs from work, working […]

By |April 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protecting Yourself Against Silica Dust

Key take-aways

1. Silica is a natural mineral found in some stone, rock, sand, brick, tiles, concrete, gravel and clay. Exposure is caused by breaking, crushing or milling this type of material.

2. Silicosis occurs when crystalline silica dust scars the lungs. It’s a serious and incurable disease, with symptoms including shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue and weight […]

By |April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guidance on protecting your business during a temporary closure

Temporary ClosureDue to the coronavirus restrictions, many businesses are having to temporarily close and allow staff to help sustain operations via home working. We wanted to give you some general advice about how to protect your premises during any temporary closures. This guidance is from a risk management perspective. Please give us a call should […]

By |March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments