Insurers have continued to return profits gained from a reduction in claims during the COVID‑19 pandemic to policyholders, but ongoing restrictions in some states delayed the full return of these profits in 2020-21, the latest ACCC annualRead more
“50,000 people is equivalent to the population of Bundaberg. There is no question that we are in a housing crisis in Queensland,” said QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh.
“On average, Queenslanders in need of social housing are waiting in excess of 28 months.Read more
Financial counsellor Peter Thompson has been fielding calls from families in lockdown on the edge of going broke.
"Basically there's a state of shell shock out there from people," he said.Read more
As the rental crisis in Cairns continues, vacancy rates have fallen below one per cent forcing families to stay in hotels, caravan parks and even tents.Read more
The Salvation Army research, as part of its annual Red Shield Appeal, was a result of a national survey of its clients who had reached out for assistance from the organisation.Read more
Having worked as an accountant for various companies for a number of years, I was looking for another job when I across financial counselling – I didn’t even know it existed!Read more
When Pearl Turner, Financial Counsellor and Team Leader with Save the Children’s Financial Wellbeing program, asked ICAN to deliver Yarnin’ Money to Gulf communities: Doomadgee, Normanton and Mornington Island over the last two months, we reflected on how far we’ve travelled together with Pearl iRead more