News: Insurance

Ombudsman’s report calls for action in addressing ‘national crisis’ in insurance coverage

The newly released Small Business Ombudsman’s Insurance Inquiry Report has called for urgent action to address what it describes as widespread market failure over the availability…

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Dec 29, 2020 ByNigel Benton Finance / Insurance / Safety /


Insurance crisis set to force closures of Australian attractions and adventure tourism businesses

Hidden by the challenges presented by closures and ongoing issues relating to the COVID-19, the looming matter of operators in many sectors of the industry securing and renewing their…

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Dec 10, 2020 Attractions / Insurance / Safety / Tourism / Waterparks /


LPA calls for Business Interruption Fund to protect entertainment sector against future COVID-related shutdowns

A new fund to help shield Australia’s live performance industry from future COVID-19 lockdowns is being proposed to prevent further financial damage to the sector and provide…

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Dec 9, 2020 Arts / Entertainment / Government / Insurance / Venues /


Woman awarded $1.5 million in damages following plane’s crash into Ferris wheel at Old Bar Beach Festival in 2011

A young woman has been awarded $1.5 million in damages as a result of injuries and subsequent trauma suffered when a light aeroplane crashed into the Ferris Wheel she was riding back in…

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Dec 2, 2020 Attractions / Events / Insurance / Legal /


AALARA takes action as attractions operators face public liability issues

Aware that many of its members are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain public liability protection for their operations, the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation…

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Nov 18, 2020 ByNigel Benton Attractions / Events / Insurance / Tourism / Waterparks /


Industry operators impacted by rising insurance premiums

Beyond the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, 2020 is also seeing operators across the leisure industry facing major issues of insurance availability. Australasian Leisure…

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Nov 16, 2020 ByNigel Benton Attractions / Finance / Insurance / Recreation / Tourism /


Festival promoters call for Federal Government insurance scheme

Music festival promoters are calling for a Federal Government backed insurance scheme to protect against future cancellations. The push for governmental support follows a challenging year…

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Oct 22, 2020 Entertainment / Events / Government / Insurance / Safety /


Fitness Australia launches transferable membership and AusREP Relief package

Following industry consultation, Fitness Australia has this week moved to increase the professional standing of the industry by introducing an initiative called ‘Quality Assurance…

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Oct 3, 2020 Education / Fitness / Insurance /


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