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First Nations Foundation launches online resource to empower young Indigenous Australians with financial wellbeing

First Nations Foundation, Australia’s leading Indigenous financial literacy organisation, has launched an online resource to educate and empower young Indigenous Australians to take control of their financial future. The new platform, TomorrowMoney.co, specifically targets young Indigenous Australians aged 18-30 years old, with a view to setting them up for long-term financial wellbeing. First Nations Foundation …

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Suncorp launches new Reconciliation Action Plan

Suncorp’s RAP 2020–22 has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia and has been recognised as an ‘Innovate’ RAP, which acknowledges that we’ve moved from the scoping to implementation phase. Suncorp’s Executive General Manager Consumer Distribution, Banking & Wealth, Chris Fleming, has been appointed Suncorp’s RAP Champion for the next two years. Fleming said the RAP sets …

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Travel to remote communities helps deliver financial wins and wellbeing

Trips to four Queensland Indigenous communities to support residents’ financial wellbeing has allowed QSuper to help reconnect members with more than $1 million in super. In the past 18 months, QSuper has travelled to Thursday Island, Doomadgee, Yarrabah and Bamaga to meet face-to-face with around 400 members as well as other community members. These trips …

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What will it take to truly close the financial gap for Australia’s Indigenous population?

Financial literacy, or financial capability, is widely agreed as being fundamental for financial wellbeing. This is particularly relevant in 21st century Australia, where the government’s policy of self-funded retirement is a critically important issue for most. Research by ANZ revealed that when it comes to financial matters, a large proportion of the population has insufficient …

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Spotlight on the impacts of funeral insurance

Funeral insurance has been a visible point of issue for Indigenous Australians. A recent article explores why. One of the most well-known financial issues for Indigenous Australians is insurance. From illegal selling campaigns and the targeting of vulnerable people and communities, to the promotion of dud products and expensive services that are already provided for …

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FNF and CSI webinar on designing indigenous financial services

Our friends at the Centre for Social Impact have been running excellent, deep-dive webinars over recent months and we’re delighted that they invited our CEO, Phil Usher, to co-host one. In September, Phil participated in the Understanding and designing Indigenous financial services, during and post-pandemics with Lynda Edwards (Financial Counselling Australia), Eveanne Liddle (NAB) and …

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First Nations Foundation launches online resource in the wake of COVID to help Indigenous Australians understand the importance of super

First Nations Foundation, Australia’s leading Indigenous financial literacy organisation, has launched an online resource to help Indigenous Australians find, manage and grow their superannuation – IndigenousSuper.com.au. The Foundation has reconnected Indigenous Australians with more than $24 million in lost super to date through its award-winning Big Super Day Out events. With a heightened level of …

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FNF launches Indigenous super website

This month, First Nations Foundation launched an online resource to help Indigenous Australians find, manage, and grow their superannuation. The new website – IndigenousSuper.com.au – has been launched to help Indigenous Australians learn about their superannuation, including what benefits superannuation has over the short and long term. It provides users with a ‘five-step’ plan to …

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