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Advancing Indigenous Women’s Financial Wellness on IWD 2021 and Beyond

Financial Standard’s publication celebrates International Women’s Day 2021 with donation Financial Standard donates 30% of all new subscription fees in March to the First Nations Foundation First Nations Foundation supports Indigenous woman across Australia through the Indigenous Women’s Financial Wellness initiative The First Nations Foundation would like to acknowledge the Financial Standard’s generous support for …

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Pearler announces First Nations Foundation as its launch NFP partner

Sydney, February 2021: Pearler – the fintech start-up that aims to combine the community aspects of social media with the age of digital investing – has announced it has partnered with First Nations Foundation, to enable Pearler users to contribute to the Foundation’s ongoing work. “The new wave of Millennials and Gen-Z investors are continuing …

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First Nations Foundation continues to rise to the challenges that come with closing the gap for Indigenous Australians

While the hurdles presented in 2020 tested the nation’s not-for-profit and charitable sector, leading Indigenous financial literacy organisation, First Nations Foundation, has displayed incredible resilience and innovation to achieve remarkable growth and deliver support to thousands of vulnerable individuals as it enters its 15th year in operation. Triumphant in the face of last year’s adversity, …

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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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