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Creepy crawly spider facts

DID YOU KNOW? You are rarely more than a few metres from a spider. And that one acre of ground is home to about a million spiders! Around most homes you will find about 20-50 different species of spider. But in any bushland area, there is usually around 100-120 species! There are around 10,000 different […]

Travel smart and travel safe

Passport – check. Clothes – check. Medications – check. Smartphone – check. You’ve got all of the above, but what about travel insurance? Travelling overseas can be a fantastic adventure – but you shouldn’t do it without first having a travel insurance policy in place. Not all travel policies are the same with many policy […]

Cyclone Debbie – the good and the bad

As the state continues to recover from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, the real cost of the cyclone quite possibly will never be known. The cyclone, which crossed the coast on 28 March, 2017 as a category-four system and caused subsequent flooding in communities from the Whitsundays to New South Wales and then across to New Zealand. […]

Protecting against cyber predators

On May 13, 2017 many internet users in the UK, Europe and Russia woke to a major Ransom Cyberattack. The USA was lucky, they were able to stem the outbreak, but the total number of people, companies and Government bodies effected may never be known. Hackers don’t care who it affects and we are all […]

THE NEED FOR SPEED

Peter Peirano’s passion for competitive drag racing dates back four decades and involves his whole family PETER PEIRANO, principal of Rockhampton-based Piranha Insurance Brokers, has a love of drag racing that began at the age of 17 at Surfers Paradise. Today, Peirano and his family own the vehicle Time Traveler and are part of the […]

Heather Peirano appointed to NIBA Board

The Board of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) has welcomed the appointment of new Board members Heather Peirano from Piranha Insurance Brokers, and Mike Hutchinson of Marsh. Peirano takes over from Peter Roberts who resigned from the Board late last year and is the Director representing NIBA’s Queensland Division. Hutchinson replaces David Duffield as […]

Mandatory data breach notification laws to come into force

Parliament has recently taken steps to address issues relating to cybercrimes by passing the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 on 13 February, 2017. The legislation is due to commence within 12 months of Royal Assent, with no assent or fixed date as yet. However, once enacted the legislation will amend the Privacy Act […]

End of Financial Year Checklist

It’s that time of year again and the End of Financial Year is upon us. Before 30 June take a moment to review your business so you can start the new financial year off on the right track. 1. Review your business story How has your business changed in the past year? As your business […]

Workers in the home – are you covered?

Injuries to household and domestic workers: Are you covered? Queensland Home and Contents insurance policies exclude injuries to Domestic Workers such as domestic cleaners, babysitters, nannies, gardeners and in-home carers, or in situations where a WorkCover Policy of insurance might respond. By legislation, WorkCover Queensland Household Worker Insurance Policy will protect home owners against these […]

NBN…Cause for Alarm?

The rollout of the NBN network involves new technologies and some of your existing devices are unlikely to be compatible with the new system. Transitioning to the NBN can cause your alarm monitoring to stop working and consequently it is vital that you contact your alarm company to consider your options before performing your NBN […]