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COVID 19 Lockdown

South East Queensland lockdown 1- 9 August 2021

As advised by Queensland Health, South East Queensland is currently in a mandatory lockdown period from 4pm Saturday 1 August to Sunday 8 August. This includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, and Gold Coast. In accordance with health advice, Allsafe and QSure staff will be […]

COVID-19 Business Interruption claims update

UPDATED 25 June 2021 In another win for policyholders, the High Court of Australia has rejected an appeal by insurers to dispute an earlier ruling about business interruption claims related to COVID-19. In simple terms, this means if an insurer previously sought to reject a business interruption claim with reference to a specific Quarantine Act […]

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Insurances you can claim at tax time

Many insurances may be claimed as a tax deduction where deemed to be a claimable business expense by the ATO. Always speak to your financial advisor and accountant for advice but below are a few common deductions to consider for your next tax return. Income protection insurance You may be able to claim the cost […]

House Fire INsurance

Reduce your risk of house fire this winter!

On average, more than one preventable fire-related death occurs in a residential context every week in Australia. (BNHCRC, 2020)  According to its 2020 report, The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC found that most fatal residential fires occur during the winter months between the hours of 8 pm to 8 am (particularly, from midnight to 4 […]

Interconnected Smoke Alarms Mandatory by Jan 2022

Tenanted properties and all new residential buildings must be fitted with interconnected smoke alarms installed by January 2022. Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mark Ryan said the Queensland Government introduced the new legislations in 2017 but gave landlords until January 2022 to ensure they had time to make changes to their property. “From 1 January […]

How Allsafe is supporting small business

May was Queensland Small Business Month and we’re proud to be supporting small business. Here are five ways we’re supporting you; We provide customised service and advice for small businesses We share small business news and updates Wherever possible we buy from independent businesses instead of big chains – we shop local and with our […]

Landlords Insurance

What you should know about Landlords Insurance in 2021

Landlords insurance is protection against property damage for property owners who are renting or leasing their properties. Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen some significant shifts in the landlord insurance market as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to rises in policy prices, we’ve seen some standard inclusions rolled back and caps […]

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Does your building have combustible cladding? New building laws transfers risk to landlords

A Safer Buildings program has been established to help identify buildings in Queensland that may have potentially combustible cladding. Owners of buildings in Queensland (including apartments, townhouses and commercial buildings) may be required to register their building and complete the combustible cladding checklist. Queensland’s Safer Buildings Program, administered by the Queensland Building Construction Commission (QBCC), […]

Business Package (BizPacks) insurance explained

Business pack insurance or BizPack is a policy that packages together all the basic insurance requirements for a business under one package price.  Business Pack insurance can be sold as an “off the shelf” modular product (usually by direct to insurers like BizCover) or as a tailored package curated by your broker in consultation with […]

Allsafe and QSure Insurance Brokers merge

Allsafe Insurance Brokers welcomed five new team members this month, finalising their merge with QSure Insurance Brokers. QSure Insurance Brokers and QSelect Agencies, managed by Melissa Ryan, offers specialist products for landlords, newsagencies and professional women in conjunction with their traditional commercial broking operations. Allsafe Insurance Brokers are a longstanding broking firm celebrating their 40th […]

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