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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations & Workers Compensation

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In light of the State Government, and some employers, mandating that workers in certain industries obtain a COVID-19 vaccination, employers and workers sought clarification on whether workers can lodge a compensation claim if they have an adverse reaction to a vaccine. The below bulletin, from WorkCover WA, provides general information on the issue of COVID-19 […]

Mandatory COVID vaccinations in the workplace

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With government-imposed lockdowns & restrictions, wide reporting of COVD-19 cases and the national push for vaccination, can employers mandate COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace? Our partner Mapien, employment relations specialists, have complied a document with frequently asked questions relating to the mandatory COVID vaccinations in the workplace. Further questions and support If you have any […]

Update on Business Interruption Claims Relating to COVID-19

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What has happened so far? Since March 2020 many businesses and commercial properties have been effected by loss of profits and rental income from enforced COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions. Generally insurers had previously taken steps to reduce their exposure to pandemics in the early 2000’s and were relying on exclusions to avoid claims. However, some insurers did not amend their […]

COVID-19 Resources

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At Centrewest we are committed to supporting our clients as the COVID-19 situation continues. As a leader in a risk management business, we remain fully committed to supporting you and your company through these challenging times.   We would like to reassure all our clients that we are here to help as much as possible and […]

Work Health and Safety Laws – Increased penalties

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The harsh facts  We have highlighted the changes to Work Health and Safety Laws in Western Australia for some time.  Penalties for breaches of WA’s work health and safety laws increased substantially, the WA State Government announced significant increases to fines and potential jail terms for businesses who commit safety offences. For instance, fines of […]

Update on Business Interruption Claims Relating to COVID-19

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Following the decision of the NSW Court of Appeal earlier this week, relating to business interruption claims, we thought we would send an update to all of our clients and partners. In August 2020 the Insurance Council of Australia supported the commencement of a test case in the NSW Supreme Court to consider the application […]

Temporary closure, unoccupancy & working from home arrangements

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As we struggle with the consequences of COVID-19 it is important to highlight some of the effects on insurance arrangements with temporary closures, working from home & unoccupied buildings. So, with this in mind, we have some general advice below to assist you. Please note, it is absolutely vital you contact your Centrewest Broker, 08 […]

Workers Compensation – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Workcover WA update as of March 13, 2020 WorkCover WA is receiving queries relating to COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus. The main query is whether workers would be entitled to compensation in WA if the disease is contracted at work. In order for any worker to be eligible for compensation a disease must have been […]

Understanding Underinsurance

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It is important for businesses and home owners to take steps to ensure they are properly insured.  Unfortunately, 1 in 10 Australian small businesses with insurance don’t have enough cover to protect themselves against business disruption, legal liabilities or loss or damage to their assets* Under-insurance is when the value you have insured your property […]

Coronavirus Update

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While Australia has been relatively protected from the spread of Coronavirus, many travellers have been disrupted due to travel restrictions, while others are reluctant to travel due to the increase risk that the disease poses. At this point in time most claims are being considered and assessed on their particular circumstances. As it is a […]