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Reconciliation Action Plans must focus on the word ‘Action’

Subscribe to our Newsletter The last week of May each year is always significant for the Aboriginal cultural calendar. It marks two key events, Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. This year’s theme for Reconciliation Week, “In This Together” captured the essence of what the week is really about. For me, reconciliation is about Indigenous and …

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BSDO cancelled; new initiatives launching

Subscribe to our Newsletter With the coronavirus pandemic upending the economy, individual businesses, and the lives of all Australians, First Nations Foundation is finding ways to continue to provide financial education and guidance to Indigenous Australians. Due to travel restrictions and limited community access, we have made the difficult decision not to proceed with the …

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A word from the CEO

Subscribe to our Newsletter It is impossible not to think about the unfolding pandemic as I write this, but above it all I think our business life must go on. While our travel has been cancelled for most of the year, we must do our outreach and engagement through the same mechanisms that the rest …

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Superannuation

Subscribe to our Newsletter For many people, superannuation is a complex topic. In this video, Phil breaks down super into simple and easy to understand components. Whilst retirement may seem like a long way away for many people, you will find that if you start looking after it now, it can result in you having …

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Withdrawing super could be catastrophic for Indigenous Australians

Subscribe to our Newsletter While the idea of withdrawing up to $20,000 from your superannuation may sound tempting, it should be the very last resort. Rather than thinking about how a short-term injection of cash could help, instead visualise your retirement with $150,000 less available to you. Under the new rules, workers whose income is …

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