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MAV Insurance Bulletin

Issue 8: February 2013

Members-only content Members-only content

In this issue:

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Professional indemnity risk assessment
Liability Mutual Insurance help desk
New tool for coastal planners & asset owners
Social media
Dam safety tool & survey
Traffic management guidelines
From the courts
Events

Sign up to members-only website

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Professional indemnity risk assessment

An updated template for professional indemnity risk assessment for the contractor management grading system is available.

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Liability Mutual Insurance help desk

Find out what other members asked the Liability Mutual Insurance help desk throughout 2012.

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New tool for coastal planners & asset owners

Canute is an online tool that estimates the likelihood of sea flooding on the Australian coastline. Users are able to select a future greenhouse gas emission scenario and a time period, then generate a graph indicating the probability of at least one flood occurring.
 
Visit Canute website

Social media

Tasmanian councils and water authorities can download a social media policy template and guidelines from the Local Government Association of Tasmania website.
 
An infographic showing councils ways to use social media internally and externally was developed by Symphony3 in conjunction with several Victorian councils.

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Dam safety tool & survey

MAV Insurance is working with the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) to assist dam-owning councils.

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Traffic management guidelines

New Worksite traffic management prequalification guidelines developed by VicRoads came into effect on 1 January.

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From the courts

Costs implications of offers, credibility & unmeritorious arguments

An MAV Insurance matter, Partridge v Hobart City Council & Ors (No2) [2013] TASFC 1, recently played out its final phase in the Tasmanian Supreme Court.

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Spinal injuries & swimming pools

The potentially catastrophic consequences of council-owned public swimming pools failing to comply with design guidelines are highlighted in a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Western Australia’s court of appeal.

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Events

Upcoming Best Practice Forums

With our goal to continuously improve the services delivered to our members, MAV Insurance is always looking to ensure our Best Practice Forums are meeting your needs.

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2013 MAV Insurance events

This year sees the return of the Best Practice Forums across Victoria, more Commercial Crime Workshops and the annual Tasmanian Conference.

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