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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 appropriate funeral and grieving period due [ More ]


Insurers are failing consumers with shoddy data practices

The insurance industry could be relying on erroneous or misleading information concerning consumers and their claims history when quoting, assessing new claims or setting premiums, a damning report commissioned by Financial Rights has found. The report Privacy Practices in General Insurance by Roger Clarke and Nigel Waters examined the data access and handling practices of general insurers, including the accuracy [ More ]


Financial Rights welcomes Australian Government’s funding commitment for the Insurance Law Service

The Financial Rights Legal Centre welcomes the Australian Government’s 2022-2023 Budget commitment of $2.5 million over two years for the centre’s Insurance Law Service. Financial Rights Legal Centre Chief Executive Officer Karen Cox said the funding came at a critical time as without it the Insurance Law Service would struggle to remain viable. “This funding will enable the Insurance Law [ More ]


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 to pay for their funerals [ More ]