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Building financial capability

VCOSS Submission to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s consultation on the National Financial Literacy Strategy1 December 2017  |  

While financial literacy and capability programs are only one factor in achieving financial wellbeing, they help reduce vulnerability to financial stress and other problems, such as family violence.

Published by under Community Sector, Cost of Living, Essential Services

Protecting people with payment difficulties

VCOSS feedback on ESC payment difficulty and disconnection guidelines10 November 2017  |  

On 10 October 2017 the Essential Services Commission released a draft guidance note outlining its approach to promoting and enforcing compliance with Part 3 of the Energy Retail Code, and associated provisions relating to the protection of customers anticipating or facing payment difficulty.

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Preventing financial crisis and exclusion

VCOSS Submission in response to the proposed redesign of the Financial Wellbeing and Capability Activity18 April 2017  |  

VCOSS views the proposed redesign as an opportunity to strengthen, rather than diminish, financial wellbeing and capability services, particularly at a time of heightened financial stress.

Published by under Children Young people and Families, Community Sector, Cost of Living, Disability Aging and Carers, Emergency Management, Essential Services, Housing and Homelessness