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‘It’ll be a debt disaster’: Community groups condemn plan to axe safe lending laws

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Financial counsellors say the proposed responsible lending reforms will sow the seeds of the next financial crisis          Community groups fear they will be left to pick up the

Labor Backs Calls to Support Financial Counselling Services

Luke Michael, Monday, 25th February 2019 -  Labor has pledged to double the number of community-based financial counsellors in Australia through a $640 million Banking Fairness Fund if it wins the upcoming federal election.

Calls for Family Violence Victims to Access Super

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Victims and survivors of family violence should be able to access their superannuation as a “band aid” measure, according to industry superfund HESTA which is calling for “urgent

Social Sector Welcomes Government Crackdown on Online Gambling

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 -  Leading anti-gambling advocates are backing the government’s move to curb the rapid rise of problem online gambling but say that without strong enforcement the moves could…

Problem Gambling Needs Budget Support

Eisha Gupta , Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) has released a report on the impact of gambling addiction and called on the federal government to include funding for specialist financial

Gambling Review Must Include Legal Online Operations – NFP

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 10th September 2015 -  Not for Profit peak body, Financial Counselling Australia, has welcomed a Government inquiry into interactive gambling laws, but warned that the terms of reference have failed…

Dangerous Increase in Online Betting – NFP Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 18th August 2015 -  Access to credit provided by online sports betting companies, as well as inadequate mechanisms for limiting losses, is fuelling a dangerous increase in online sports betting and…

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Wake Up Call on Literacy and Numeracy

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th June 2014 -  &nbsp Fourteen per cent of Australians won’t understand what’s written here and 22 per cent will struggle with the numbers that are quoted, warns Fiona Guthrie,
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