Queensland Government agencies frequently enter into contracts with third parties for a range of activities and services. These contracts may include clauses relating to insurance, indemnities, limits on liability, and waivers. It is extremely important when entering into these contracts to identify and evaluate the risks and to take action to minimise these risks.
Your Agency’s legal service provider should always be your first point of contact regarding questions about the contract itself, interpretations surrounding particular clauses and the implications for your Agency when entering into such contracts. Your legal service provider will be able to advise on how best to draft clauses to ensure the best possible terms are negotiated for your Agency.
QGIF cannot provide legal advice but we can advise on the extent of cover provided under our policy and what insurance considerations to be aware of when entering into agreements with third parties.
Below are some frequently asked questions about common insurance-related clauses found in contracts.