AdBlue shortage highlights the need to protect Australia’s supply chain

AdBlue shortage, transport resilience, supply chain

Supply-chain challenges continue to plague Australia, most recently the global scarcity of AdBlue caused by a shortage of the chemical compound urea. It threatened Australia’s entire transport and logistics system. The decision by China to restrict exports of urea was made to protect the supply of fertilisers for their farmers and ensure food security for their […]

Don’t let your subcontractors fall through the cracks

Subcontractor risk

Sometimes the unexpected can be a pleasant surprise — like finishing a job well ahead of schedule. Learning that you’ll have to pay for workers’ compensation coverage for a subcontractor when you weren’t expecting it — well, that’s a whole other kind of surprise. In Australia, it’s increasingly commonplace for construction organisations to engage contractors, […]

Increase your disaster resilience with parametric insurance

parametric insurance

As frequent climate disasters disrupt global markets and give rise to steep economic losses, adapting our economy has become a major priority. Demand is growing for flexible insurance products that fill the gaps where traditional solutions fall short – especially in areas of complex or infrequent risk. Parametric insurance is emerging as a potential game-changer, […]

Managing your transport risk across the Chain of Responsibility

transport insurance truck

Whether you’re behind the wheel of a heavy-duty truck or responsible for loading its freight, each member of the transport supply chain has a responsibility to keep each other safe. Risk management and insurance go hand in hand, and we should all collaborate to reduce the hazards facing drivers each day. But has the pressure […]

Our story (well, the short version at least)

our story, don mclardy, mike mcshane

What’s our story? Find out straight from the source! “We met at the bar in Jupiters Casino in the early 80s at the National Insurance Brokers Association convention. We worked out we had things in common – we both liked a quiet drink, a punt on the races, the Melbourne Demons in the AFL, great […]

Introducing our new office in Perth

McLardy McShane Perth office

It is with great pleasure that McLardy McShane Partners will open our new office in Perth, WA, from Monday 5 October 2020. This relocation follows from our ever-growing national presence, in particular in WA. Our new WA office address details from this day will be: Suite 207, REVA 5-7 Harper Terrace South Perth WA 6151 […]

A warm welcome for Mark

financial advice

The importance of financial advice IN THESE times of economic uncertainty financial planning is important for so many of us, and finding a trusted and experienced planner, someone you feel comfortable with and works hard for you, is paramount. “We are very pleased to announce and welcome Mark Gibson to our McLardy McShane Bendigo office,” […]