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Secrets to success: how to attract and retain top talent

Finding skilled, capable, and motivated staff has become an increasing challenge for Australian businesses, with the labour market at its tightest since the 1970s. What are the push and pull […]

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By Macquarie Bank

June 24, 2023

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Bullying and Harassment in schemes

At the recent SCA Principals Night Off (April) that I attended we discussed the many changes and challenges since Covid 19, including bullying. In Jason Carlson’s articles and seminars about […]

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By Colin Grace, Partner - Grace Lawyers

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Defects in Strata properties and their impact on Insurance

Building defects are a common issue in both new and existing buildings across Australia, especially as the demand for strata properties is growing and currently outweighs the supply. It is […]

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By CHU

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Where to for our strata insurance ecosystem?

In Tennessee, in September 1916, Clarence Saunders founded his revolutionary new style of grocery store – Piggly Wiggly. Until this time, customers presented their shopping orders to clerks who gathered […]

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By BCB

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EV Charging Update

Active is a member of the SCA Strata Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Taskforce (SEVIT) and have been working alongside the SCA, and other members of the taskforce, to help develop submissions […]

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By Active

March 28, 2023

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Building business value as operational costs soar

Australia’s strata industry is flourishing. The last two decades of growth is equivalent to the previous 40 years, with cumulative rather than cyclical growth, as each release of lots adds […]

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By Macquarie Bank

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It’s a full moon tonight

90 – 95% of the population are normal, well-adjusted human beings, but they might occasionally let their emotions get the better of them and behave in counterproductive ways. There is […]

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By Jason Carlson, Partner, Grace Lawyers

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How AI and Drone Technology Is Transforming the Strata Industry

The strata industry is changing. Strata owners are demanding quick, excellent service and Insurers and Underwriters are asking for more detailed and higher-quality building information. These factors coupled with the […]

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By CHU

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Where to for the strata insurance market – 2023 and beyond

As we emerge from COVIDinduced disruption, despite facing tough economic conditions businesses appear to be returning to longer planning horizons. They are ready to invest and form new partnerships. To […]

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By Body Corporate Brokers

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Steps to take to make your scheme more competitive to insurers

How do schemes become more competitive As you may be aware, insurers are becoming highly selective of which schemes they may choose to insure. Each scheme now has to be […]

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By BIV Reports

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Australia’s building defects crisis: practical tips for dealing with defects

Alarming statistics published in November 2019 lay bare true of extent of Australia’s building defects crisis. In a study involving 212 buildings, Deakin University’s Nicole Johnston and Griffith University’s Sacha […]

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By Grace Lawyers

October 20, 2022

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Managing the growing problem of underinsurance

Increases in the cost of living and doing business have been rising, and at a faster rate than in many decades. This is largely driven by supply chain issues and […]

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By CHU

La Niña 3.0 is coming, be prepared, be very prepared…

2021/22 was a year of weather to forget In its Insurance Catastrophe Resilience Report 2021-22, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) declared four catastrophes in 2021/22 – the Mansfield (Vic) […]

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By BCB

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Are Yellow Cards and ORANGES the future of mental health for our industry?

Giving more thought to the End State and providing an environment of safer mental health and a more enjoyable work environment, I have concluded that a Yellow, Orange and Red […]

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By Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

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A sustainable future

Current regulatory reviewsOver the last few years federal and state governments have undertaken reviews into the regulatory framework surrounding electrical embedded networks and centralised hot water solutions. In 2021 the […]

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By Active

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Strata managers – critical when you make an insurance claim

The strata manager is often the first point of call when a claim occurs in a strata property. They play a critical role in helping owners during the process. Strata […]

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By Kimberley Jonsson, CEO, CHU Underwriting Agencies

August 24, 2022

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Fighting digital fire risks on all fronts

Australian households and businesses increasingly depend on the internet. More people are working from home, forcing us to communicate differently and change how we access services and information. Cybercriminals are […]

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By BCB

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Why you should now recalibrate your building insurance valuation

Why you should do it NOW Causes of construction cost increases  a)    The COVID consumer consumption explosion – FederalGrants to stimulate construction, other grants, less consumer recreationalspending (travel restrictions, limited […]

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By Wal Dobrow, Director, BIV Reports

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Carbon neutral accreditation for strata firms: where to start

At the 2022 SCA Australia and New Zealand Conference the theme for the event was ‘Liveable Future’ and participants discussed how strata companies can contribute to the essential global shift […]

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By Active

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Sustainability and time management

A recap from the 2022 SCA conference At the 2021 SCA conference, Jason Carlson did a presentation on the topic “Keyboards don’t have feelings” which resonated with many strata managers […]

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Colin Grace, Jason Carlson and Jessica Cannon – Grace Lawyers