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20 December 2017
Aon’s People Risk team takes home top award for mental health programs
The Aon People Risk team is delighted to have taken home the iCare's Care and Service Excellence Awards for 2017 for their work in reducing claims costs for our clients, and fostering psychologically healthy workplaces.

11 December 2017
Changes to stamp duty on insurance for small businesses and farmers in NSW - what you need to know
The NSW Government is making changes to stamp duty on insurance for small businesses and farmers in NSW

4 December 2017
Aon partnered Women's Rugby Sevens Team Win in Dubai
This weekend saw the first round of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai where the Australian Women’s Team lifted the trophy, beating the USA 34-0!

22 November 2017
Aon signs on as Official Supporter of Invictus Games Sydney 2018
Aon has announced it is an Official Supporter of Invictus Games 2018 and Official Supporter of the Invictus Games Australian Team for the 2018 Games, to be held in Sydney from 20-27 October, 2018.

6 November 2017
Aon launches smartMonday super fund
Aon strengthens its commitment to growth and member experience with its latest superannuation solution.

23 October 2017
Equity Trustees and Aon in $5.2 billion super alliance
EQT Holdings Ltd (ASX: EQT), the holding company for Equity Trustees, and Aon today announced they had entered into an alliance that will create a $5.2 billion superannuation partnership to service Australia’s rapidly growing superannuation market.

4 October 2017
Aon hosts 13th annual Advanced Risk Conference in Australia
Aon will host its 13th annual Advanced Risk Conference next week, encouraging risk leaders to stay ahead of global trends so they can translate them at a local level.

21 September 2017
Paralympic Champion Signs Major Corporate Partnership
Paralympic Gold Medallist Curtis McGrath OAM, fresh from defending his Paracanoe World Championship title, has today announced he has entered into a commercial partnership with leading global risk and people firm, Aon.

18 September 2017
Re-imagine risk to become more relevant, urges Aon
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), is encouraging the reinsurance industry to re-imagine risk to better prepare for the challenges of the future at its 15th Biennial Hazards Conference this week.

15 September 2017
University of Queensland looking to continue series dominating form at home
The in-form University of Queensland side will look to cement their place on top of the Aon Uni 7s Series ladder when they run out at UQ Playing Fields this weekend.

8 September 2017
Wallaroos make return to Aon Uni 7s for round two
The eight Universities competing in the inaugural Aon Uni 7s Series have descended on Macquarie University in Sydney for round two of the competition kicking off this Saturday at Macquarie University Playing Fields.

4 September 2017
Aon acquires Mark Kelly Insurance to extend presence in North Queensland
Aon has announced it has acquired Mark Kelly Insurance and Financial Services in a strategic move that aims to enhance and extend Aon’s presence in North Queensland.

1 September 2017
Aon wins 2017 Large Broking Company of the Year
Aon has been awarded “Large Broking Company of the Year” in the esteemed Australian Insurance Industry Awards for the second year running. The award is Aon’s fifth in the past six years.

26 August 2017
University of Queensland claim first round of inaugural Uni7s series
The University of Queensland have emerged victorious in a tough Gold Medal match against Bond University 15 to 5, at the University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston on Saturday evening.

24 August 2017
Aon Uni 7s ready for kick off tomorrow
The inaugural Aon Uni 7s Series is ready to get underway with all eight Universities in Launceston, Tasmania for round one of the five-week competition kicking off at University of Tasmania Stadium tomorrow.

27 July 2017
Aon Uni 7s launched in Sydney today
The inaugural Women's Aon Uni 7s Series was launched in Sydney today with players from Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team donning their official Uni 7s team uniform to launch this brand new exciting competition.

27 July 2017
Women's rugby sevens evolution has arrived
The inaugural Aon Women’s University Sevens Series (Aon Uni 7s) was officially launched at Macquarie University in Sydney today, hailing the evolution of Women’s Rugby Sevens in Australia with the five-week tournament to kick off on August 25.

11 July 2017
Aon Continues to Expand Health & Benefits Team with a New Hire
Aon has announced the appointment of Neil Robinson as Sales Director for its Health & Benefits team, with a remit to ensure Aon’s value proposition continues to evolve to meet the needs of its clients.

10 July 2017
AIPP inks new partnership with Aon
The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is delighted to announce a new partnership with risk and people advisers, Aon.

30 June 2017
Aon Recognised for Customer Service at the 2017 Coca-Cola Amatil Partner for Growth Awards
Aon took home the 2017 Partner of the Year for Customer Service award at Coca-Cola Amatil’s (Amatil) inaugural Partner for Growth Awards in Sydney last month.

22 June 2017
2017 Aon Benfield Scholarship Winner Announced
Aon Benfield and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) are pleased to announce they have awarded the 2017 Aon Benfield Scholarship to Jack Hunt.

7 June 2017
Aon scoops up Best Hospitality Service Provider award in WA
Aon were among the winners of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA 2017 Hospitality Supplier Awards, which took place last month in Perth. These awards recognise the outstanding product and service providers in the Western Australian hospitality sector over the past 12 months.

1 June 2017
Aon marks Empower Results Day for Communities with the Beacon Foundation and the Australian Women’s Sevens
To celebrate Aon’s Empower Results Day for Communities on June 7, the Aon Charitable Foundation has joined forces the Beacon Foundation to host a rugby clinic with the Australian Women’s Sevens team this morning.

31 May 2017
Changes to Fire and Emergency Services Levy
On 30 May 2017, the NSW Government made an announcement that it is deferring its plan to change how the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), which funds the state’s fire and emergency services, is collected. This will impact anyone with a NSW based property.

29 May 2017
Aussie 7s claim third at Canada Sevens
The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens side has finished the Canada Sevens in third place with a strong 26-12 victory over France in the Third Place Play Off securing the Bronze Medal.

18 May 2017
WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack – What you need to know
There has been an overwhelming amount of information circulating in the media at the moment about the recent ransomware attack. Here’s what you need to know and what to do if you are affected.

18 May 2017
Brand reputation, regulation and innovation are the biggest risks to Australian businesses in 2017
Australian businesses are more optimistic about the economic landscape than the rest of the world, but increased competition and consumer pressure to innovate pose the biggest threats to business growth, according to a new survey by Aon.

15 May 2017
Aon strengthens health and benefits offer through new hire
Aon has appointed Damien Kelly as Sales Director of its Health & Benefits team. He will work with an established team of experts to leverage Aon’s global and local corporate health and employee benefits capabilities.

10 May 2017
Gold Medal Team Mates to become Rivals in Women's Aon Uni 7s series
The entire Australian Women’s Sevens squad will play in the upcoming Women’s Aon Uni 7s Series, with players to link up with the university teams around the country.

8 May 2017
Aon announces changes designed to accelerate the growth trajectory for its Australian Commercial and Broking businesses
Aon Risk Solutions has announced the appointment of James Baum as Managing Director of Commercial and Chairman of Aon Broking, which takes effect immediately.

4 May 2017
Aon Uni 7s draw announced as Aussie coach prepares to scout new talent
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the launch of the inaugural Aon Uni 7s series, the first domestic Australian Sevens competition for women. Kicking off in August, the series features eight university teams and members of the Australian Women’s Sevens squad.

3 May 2017
EML appointed as single claims agent for NSW workers’ comp
On April 26, Insurance & Care New South Wales (icare) announced a new and improved service delivery model, with Employers Mutual Limited (EML) being appointed as the single claims agent for the NSW workers’ compensation scheme effective 1 January 2018.

27 April 2017
Aon marks April 28, World Day for Safety & Health at Work
28 April is World Day for Safety & Health at Work, a day to raise awareness about workplace safety and commemorate victims of unsafe work.

24 April 2017
Unprecedented volatility adds new urgency and complexity to old risks
Aon’s bi-annual survey finds economics, demographics and geopolitics as well as technology advancements creating new reality for companies around the world.

7 April 2017
Aon’s mental health program recognised with award
Coca-Cola Amatil has been recognised by Human Resources Director Magazine as having one of Australia’s most innovative HR teams for its Healthy Minds@Work program, developed by Aon to deliver mental health training to staff.

27 March 2017
Adviser Ratings partners with Aon to bolster cyber protection for advisers
Adviser Ratings has today announced a partnership with Aon to launch a cyber-insurance policy.

16 March 2017
Aon strengthens surety, trade credit and political risk offers through new hire
Aon has appointed Dan Chapman to lead the Surety, Trade Credit and Political Risk business at the firm.

22 February 2017
Aon empowers the Australian Rowing Team as it trains for Tokyo
Rowing Australia and Aon have today announced a four-year partnership that will see the global risk and people advisers become major sponsors of the Australian Rowing Team and Rowing Australia.

14 February 2017
Leading industry scholarship program opens for submissions
Applications for the 13th Aon Benfield Scholarship are now open for 2017.

2 February 2017
Aon backs Women's Rugby Revolution with major ARU Partnership
Aon has joined forces with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) in a new four-year partnership beginning in 2017.

23 January 2017
Aon strengthens sports offering through new hire
Aon has appointed David Lamb as its Head of Sport, a newly created role within the Aon Risk Solutions Affinity team. Mr Lamb’s role forms part of a dedicated strategy to bolster Aon’s sports capabilities in Australia.

17 January 2017
2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report
Impact Forecasting today launches its 2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report.

10 January 2017
Aon Master Trust appoints new Head
Aon Hewitt has today announced the appointment of Jennifer Dean as the new head of the multi-award winning Aon Master Trust in Australia, bringing over 20 years of industry experience to the role.

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