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ICAN Annual Report 2019

ICAN Annual Report 2019

05/12/2019

2019 was another big year for ICAN in moving toward our vision of ‘Empowering Indigenous Consumers’ through the provision of consumer advocacy, financial counselling and capability services. In 2019 we also witnessed the rise... Read more »

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Yarnin’ Money Report 2019

Yarnin’ Money Report 2019

05/12/2019

Yarnin’ Money Co-Designer and Facilitator, Eddie Buli talks about the issues around financial capability within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, how Yarnin’ is used in the delivery of training and how that... Read more »

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Creating a Buzz in Mapoon

Creating a Buzz in Mapoon

24/11/2019

ICAN was excited to support the “Decarbonising Remote Communities” project recently, an initiative of the Queensland Government. ICAN’s role in the larger project was to deliver energy education to the remote community of Mapoon, located in... Read more »

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One-stop Yarnin’ Money shop

One-stop Yarnin’ Money shop

24/11/2019

ICAN and service partners the Commonwealth Bank, Centrelink, Good Shepherd Microfinance, Many Rivers, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) held a Yarnin’ Money Day event on Palm... Read more »

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Show me the money!

Show me the money!

20/10/2019

How federal funding is empowering Palm Island residents Thanks to the support of ongoing federal funding, ICAN maintains its weekly visits to the community of Palm Island, where we continue to build and strengthen... Read more »

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Yarns’ from the north (Part-1)

Yarns’ from the north (Part-1)

20/10/2019

In part-1 of ‘Yarns’ from the North’, ICAN E-News caught up with Toni Cork, General Manager and Financial Counsellor at HK Training & Consultancy (HKTC), a registered training organisation, based in Darwin, NT. The... Read more »

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STOP THE DEBT TRAP

STOP THE DEBT TRAP

22/09/2019

Ask ICAN’s financial counsellors how many clients present with hardship issues relating to payday loans and consumer leases, and they will tell you it’s the majority.  Although Small Amount Credit Contracts (SACCs) may not always... Read more »

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Debt, the final straw

Debt, the final straw

22/09/2019

Financial Counsellors across Australia witness daily the mental health impacts that unmanageable debt can have on their clients. What happens when your client has already suffered a traumatic event and the financial stress becomes... Read more »

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Canadian Financial Diaries Project

Canadian Financial Diaries Project

22/09/2019

ICAN’s recent study tour of Canada allowed us to catch up with one of our favourite people on the planet, Professor Jerry Buckland.Jerryis the Professor of International Development Studies, Menno Simons College at the University... Read more »

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