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Meet Our Member: Grace Funerals

Grace Funerals is a compassionate funeral service provider that has been operating in the Blue Mountains for over a century. For over 12 years, they have been blending innovation and creativity with state-of the-art-technology, setting them apart in their industry. FBA's NSW State Representative, Lisa Jay, spoke with Asha Dooley to learn more about the family business and how they go the extra mile to tailor their services to honour every unique life of their clients' loved ones.

Meet Our Member: Green Pillars Co.

An Australian importer since 2006, Nicola Depiazzi is a mother of three, avid runner and reader, nature enthusiast, and interested in mindset and personal development. FBA's WA State Representative, Katie McMeekin, spoke with Nicola from Green Pillars Co. to learn more about the family business, how it started and how they are helping other businesses achieve complete business reliability.

Underinsurance – the hidden risk

Many people in New Zealand don't have enough insurance to cover the full replacement value of their assets. This means they are underinsured and may face difficulties rebuilding their property or replacing possessions to the same standard if they are damaged or destroyed. Underinsurance often happens because people don't update their insurance based on the current replacement value of their assets such as property, business assets and other possessions.

Breaching Health and Safety Laws: Risks for Family Businesses and Their Owners

Shareholders and directors of businesses with significant health and safety risks need to understand what is at stake if they breach health and safety laws. Beyond criminal sanctions, an unprecedented case is testing whether assets acquired from business operations can be seized under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 (CPRA) for health and safety offences. The CPRA allows authorities to trace and seize assets believed to be derived from significant criminal activity.