Media Release: “First Step Towards A Resolution” Save Sorry Business Coalition Welcomes Initial Response From Government On Youpla/ACBF Collapse
The Save Sorry Business Coalition, which is supported by 130 organisations and almost 20,000 individuals, welcomes today’s Government announcement for the family of policy holders who have passed and who have been deeply affected emotionally and financially by the collapse of predatory funeral insurer, Youpla. The Minister for Indigenous Australians, Linda Burney, and Assistant Treasurer […]
Media Release: “Devastating Cultural And Financial Impact”: First Nations Communities In Crisis After Youpla Collapse
New data reveals the local communities hit hardest by predatory insurer as calls grow for urgent Federal Government action “The collapse of the predatory funeral fund Youpla (ACBF) is having a devastating cultural and financial impact on First Nations communities across Australia,” says Bettina Cooper, Aboriginal Financial Counsellor at Mob Strong Debt Help. New data* […]
Media Release: Youpla collapse to fuel ‘trauma and intergenerational debt’ for Indigenous families across Australia
Community coalition led by First Nations groups calls for urgent government action by incoming Treasurer A coalition of over 125 organisations has released an open letter to both major parties calling for urgent action to prevent more than ten thousand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families from being denied the dignity of a culturally […]
Failure in Government policy sees First Nations peoples lose millions in funeral fund collapse
A coalition of community organisations which work with First Nations consumers and consumer groups are calling on the Australian Government to step in to assist policyholders who have been devastated by the sudden collapse of Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund, which traded as Youpla. Around 15,000 First Nations policyholders and their families have been left unable […]
Media release: Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund Pty Ltd No. 2 Pty Ltd (Youpla) in liquidation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have funeral insurance policies with Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund No. 2 Pty Ltd should contact Mob Strong Debt Help on Facebook and our webpage. More than 3,400 of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have lost their funeral insurance policies after it was announced that Aboriginal Community Benefit […]
Financial Rights presentation for financial counsellors and caseworkers about the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund
Financial Rights has recorded presentation for financial counsellors and caseworkers about the funeral insurance policies sold by Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund (ACBF) and a checklist for client intake.
Consumers warned to avoid Christmas debt
The Financial Rights Legal Centre and Mob Strong Debt Help are urging consumers to be careful if taking out loans or using buy now, pay later services (BNPL) to keep up with Christmas expenses.