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Employment Contracts

An Employment Contract is an Agreement between an Employer and an Employee that sets out Terms and Conditions of Employment. A Contract can be in writing or verbal. It’s certainly preferable to be “in writing” because should a dispute occur this will be the information that is relied upon to gain resolution between the “Parties”. […]

Combustible Cladding

The Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017 has put building cladding under the spotlight with audits happening around Australia as a result. Manufacturers offer two different versions of the cladding – one with a plastic core and one with a mineral core. The plastic filled version if ignited becomes a fuel for the […]

Car thefts on the rise

If car owners think the improved security now fitted to most new vehicles has forced car thieves to move on to easier targets, think again! Empirical evidence suggest that they are now just targeting older model vehicles, but car thefts are not reducing. According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, there was a […]

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 […]