Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Advocates welcome continued ban on use of Centrepay by business operating in remote Australia, and call for broader Centrepay reform

First Nations and other consumer advocates have welcomed the extension of ASIC’s interim Stop Order on Coral Coast Distributors (Cairns) Ptd Ltd trading as Urban Rampage (Urban Rampage) retail stores, where customers enter agreements to pay for goods on credit through Centrepay deductions. The original stop order was imposed because ASIC received complaints about Urban […]

Media Release: First Nations advocates welcome Federal Government announcement for Youpla policyholders

No ratings yet. First Nations financial counsellors, advocates and policyholders from the Save Sorry Business Coalition have welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of an ‘enduring resolution’ for over 13,000 people harmed by Youpla and regulatory failures. Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney has briefed advocates that the government scheme will include people who were […]

Save Sorry Business Coalition Media Statement: Latest extension of Youpla Interim Scheme must pave way for culturally appropriate scheme covering Centrepay victims

First Nations consumer advocates from the Save Sorry Business Coalition have greeted the announcement that the Federal Government will extend its Interim Youpla Scheme with a renewed call for the urgent establishment of a fair and culturally appropriate resolution for First Nations people. Advocates recognise that this extension of the scheme until 30 June 2024 […]

Media Release: “First Step Towards A Resolution” Save Sorry Business Coalition Welcomes Initial Response From Government On Youpla/ACBF Collapse

No ratings yet. 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, […]

Media Release: “Devastating Cultural And Financial Impact”: First Nations Communities In Crisis After Youpla Collapse

No ratings yet. 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 […]