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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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BUILDING FINANCIAL PROSPERITY FOR FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE

For NAIDOC Week, we put the spotlight on Indigenous-led organisation, First Nations Foundation aiming to bring financial prosperity – not just literacy – to Indigenous Australians. For the growing middle class of Indigenous Australians, handling newfound wealth and opportunity can be a foreign concept. Decades of marginalisation, trauma and exclusion from the workforce have meant that intergenerational wealth and prosperity have …

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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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HESTA outlines expectations on companies engaging with Indigenous communities

HESTA is calling for the mining and energy industries to adopt consistent principles for engaging with Indigenous communities, saying investors are concerned risks are appropriately managed after the destruction of the Juukan Gorge Caves. HESTA has released a Statement on Working with Indigenous Communities detailing its investor expectations around how companies manage risks associated with …

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