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Yarns from the north (Part 2)

Yarns from the north (Part 2)

22/12/2019

Hi Alan, thanks for agreeing to this interview for our ‘Yarn’s from the north’ series. As stated on the phone I’ve been really impressed by your consumer advocacy and wanted to focus the story on... Read more »

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Education shapes profession

Education shapes profession

22/12/2019

A current review on the Diploma of Financial Counselling [code CHC51115] has posed a risk to the retention of core units that are part of the Financial Counselling profession. In this article, we provide... Read more »

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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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