Financial Counsellors Welcome Funding Announcements - Financial Counselling Australia

Posted on 13 October 2020

Media Release 7/10/2020
Financial Counselling Australia has welcomed two key announcements made last night as part of the Federal Budget. The first measure will secure the ongoing pay of financial counsellors employed by a number of charities and community organisations. The Government will provide $132.6 million over three years to social services, including financial counsellors, impacted by the end of the Social and Community Services Special Account (SACS). This account was set up to...
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Government-led Senate Committee backs strengthening consumer protections for predatory payday loans and high-cost leases

Posted on 23 September 2020
MEDIA RELEASE CALC 22 SEPT 2020 A Senate Committee has handed down its final report on proposed reforms to payday loans and consumer leases in the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contract and Consumer Lease Reforms) Bill 2019 (No. 2), otherwise known as the SACC Bill. The Committee recommended the Government 'progress sensible reform and strengthen regulation in the area of small amount credit contracts and consumer leases'. The Committee also ...
Posted in: Australian Consumer Law Responsible Lending CALC Consumer Action Law Centre Rogue Lending Stop the debt trap Small amount credit contracts Payday loans Consumer leases  

FCA's CEO Fiona Guthrie - Opinion Piece in the Herald Sun - Dear Australia's Banks

Posted by SAFCA on 23 September 2020
Fiona Guthrie:   Now is the time for banks to focus on their customers financial wellbeing.

Read Fiona's opinion piece here:


Posted in: Banks Hardship FionaGuthrie financialwellbeing financial hardship Financial Counselling Australia  

RU OK? A conversation could change a life

Posted by SAFCA on 10 September 2020
RU OK? A conversation could change a life
The R U OK? mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with and support those around them. R U OK?Day is Thursday 10 September 2020. It's our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, "Are you OK?" if someone in your world is struggling with life's ups and downs.  #RUOK is an important question but there's more to say after R U OK? Ask, then listen, encourage action and check...
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Money on Your Mind Campaign - Media Release from FCA & Beyond Blue

Posted on 2 September 2020
Beyond Blue and Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) are encouraging people to access free support services to cope with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The organisations have launched the Money on Your Mind campaign to support people experiencing financial stress and mental health issues. Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows 41 per cent of Australian businesses reported a decrease in revenue in August, while people who contact the National Debt Helpli...
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