FCRC reports cover a range of topics relevant to the Victorian public, consumers in financial hardship and the consumer advocates who work with them.
Often FCRC reports are submitted to government or launched through media channels. The issues FCRC represents are significant to financial counsellors, consumer advocates and to the wider community. FCRC also works with a number of other organisations that research and release consumer focused reports.
Friday 31 Jul 2015
In June 2015, Colac mother and financial counsellor Julie Barrow started a petition on change.org asking, the Victorian Government to provide affordable payment options for annual vehicle registration costs. As of July 2017, 100,000 people have signed the petition. Media attention was attracted, with 3AW’s Neil Mitchell and ABC Radio, both covering the petition, and discussing the potential benefits of payment by instalments.