Tuesday 25 Sep 2018
By: Sandra Blake
Financial Counsellor in Wodonga, Sandra Blake, recently spent a week in Canberra volunteering in Cathy McGowan's office, and meeting with MPs to raise her concerns about payday loan practices. Sandra shared her experiences below.
FCRC would like to acknowledge and thank Sandra for her committment to the legislation of the SACC bill to address the issues of payday lending and consumer leases.
Monday 25 Jun 2018
By: Eleanor Mason
Financial Counsellor for Salvation Army Geelong, Eleanor Mason, was one of 32 delegates from across Australia that converged on Canberra this month to meet with the decision-makers and lobby for fair finance and responsible lending reforms. Eleanor has shared her experience and her hopes of seeing positive changes as a result.
Tuesday 27 Feb 2018
On 8 December 2017 the Government announced that Treasury will conduct a review of the rules governing the early release of superannuation benefits, including for victims of crime compensation.
A joint submission – led by Financial Counselling Australia with the support of all states and territories, Choice and Consumer Action Law Centre – has been made in response to the consultation.
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Tuesday 28 Mar 2017
By: Tom McIntosh
On 27 March, FCRC and Victorian FCs joined members of other consumer advocacy groups for a "day of action" in Canberra, where the group lobbied for the speedy introduction of the recommendations from the SACC Review.