NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

The rising trends in cybercrime – how to keep your council safe

Cybercrime is by no means new. But now, attackers are getting even more sophisticated – targeting operational technology (OT) infrastructure. From tampering with production lines to meddling with water treatment plants, these attacks can have grave consequences....

Low risk, high rewards: Our 2020 Risk Management Excellence Awards

At Statewide Mutual, we’re dedicated to helping our members build their risk-management capabilities. More than this, we believe in recognising their hard work and sharing their success. That’s why our Risk Management Excellence Awards exist. Now in its 25th year,...

The soaring popularity of drone use in councils (Part 1)

Thanks to their diverse applications and benefits, more and more councils are using drones in their day-to-day operations. In Part 1 of our two-part drone series, we consider the risks associated with contracting out drone services versus building an inhouse...

Summer of storms: Your quick guide to preparing for La Niña

This summer’s forecast? Heavy rainfall, storms, flooding – with the occasional tropical cyclone. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has declared that the La Niña weather event is underway again and will continue throughout the remainder of summer 2020-21. Here’s...

The sea is claiming NSW properties: Can councils be held liable?

New South Wales beaches are always in a state of flux. Sand naturally migrates along the coastline thanks to a combination of wind and wave activity. This seemingly benign phenomenon isn’t such a pleasant reality for owners of top-priced waterfront properties. Storm...

2020 Annual Report

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