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The Risk Management flipside of good weather
August 31st, 2017

While it has been a pretty great winter in Melbourne and around Sydney, this good fortune could give way to some potentially catastrophic events for people and their property as the relative risk of bushfire rapidly increases.

Associate Professor Matthias Boer, at UWS’ Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been quoted in the media as saying “Much of the Sydney Basin is dangerously primed for major bushfires, at least until it receives major rainfall. Get ready for a bad bushfire season this year. Unless we get significant rainfalls, the fuel is not likely to become wetter.”

The BOM doesn’t think that is very likely based on their latest outlook for the next 3 months.

Now is the time to:

  • -Sort out your bushfire plan (see one of our previous articles here)
  • -Check the adequacy of your insurance coverage
  • -Make sure the sum insured value you choose for your buildings includes the likely increase in the actual cost of rebuilding in a bushfire prone area to meet current Building Code of Australia and Local Council requirements.

Media Coverage:

Insurance News http://insurancenews.com.au/local/sydney-basin-primed-for-early-bushfire-season

News.com.au http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/swathes-of-australia-so-dry-deadly-bushfires-could-happen-before-winter-even-finishes/news-story/6d8270175f62115d7970f8c68959af3e

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We were delighted to support Anglicare Sydney last year as one of our 2017/2018 Community Education Program grant recipients

Anglicare's Waves of Wellness surfing program was given a $30,000 boost thanks to Ansvar Insurance's Community Education Program grant. Waves of Wellness uses surf therapy to support youth between 13 and 25 who are struggling with depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges. Mental Health Case Manager, Mark explains how the grant will allow Anglicare to continue helping young people in this way.

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6 days 12 hours ago

Applications for our Community Education Program grants are now closed! Thank you to all of the organisations for submitting an application and we are appreciative of the time you have invested in completing it. Having received an overwhelming response, we are enthused by the high standard of application and admirable work that is occurring within local communities across Australia. Thank you for your interest and we wish you the best of luck in your applications! #grants #communitygiving #charity

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