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Here you'll find media releases from FCRC and the organisations with whom we work, such as Financial Counselling Australia, The Victorian Council of Social Services and others.

Media Releases and Coverage

Here you'll find media releases from FCRC and the organisations with whom we work, such as Financial Counselling Australia, the Victorian Council of Social Services and others.

From time to time we may also be part of a joint media release with other organisations. These will also be made available here.

We also publish any relevant media coverage here.

Monday 25 Sep 2017

FCRC congratulates the Victorian Government for implementing Vehicle Registration payment system

The peak body for Financial Counsellors in Victoria, the Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC) is delighted with the Victorian Government announcement that Victorians will now be able to pay vehicle registration by instalments.

Many Victorians have found it tough to pay the annual lump sum for vehicle registration in one payment with some having to take out expensive short term loans to keep their cars on the road. This change will not only make registration payments easier to budget for, it will save people going into bad debt to pay for it.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Toll Road Operator Infringements

Last financial year, Victoria’s toll road operators referred 1.2 million unpaid tolls to Victoria Police for infringement notices to be issued to Victorians. FCRC and Money Magazine are calling on Transurban to change their out-dated and unfair toll enforcement system.

Thursday 27 Apr 2017

Telcos slammed for selling $200-a-month phone plans to people on welfare

The Financial and Consumer Rights Council report, Rank the Telco, slams the big three – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – for having hardship practices worse than power companies, banks, even debt collectors.

Tuesday 03 May 2016

Victims of family violence will directly benefit from 1.8 million dollars in state government funding

Victims of family violence to directly benefit from 1.8 million dollars in state government funding to address the widespread problem of financial abuse.