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New Annual Report Design

The Financial Rights Legal Centre is proud to present it’s New and Improved Annual Report!  The new Annual Report design does hand in hand with our new branding and our redeveloped and more consumer-friendly websites. The Annual Report can be viewed here:

Financial Rights receives grant to build new interactive self-help tool for websites.

We are very happy to announce that the Financial Rights Legal Centre  has been awarded a grant of $12,000 to build a new online self-help tool for both of our websites.  We identified a need to provide people with more access to information and assistance through increased demand on our two specialist hotlines. We are now developing a letter-generating program [ More ]

Media release: Credit reporting agency accused of breaching new credit reporting rules

Veda Advantage Ltd, a company which stores the credit history of millions of Australians, has been accused of breaching new credit reporting laws by promoting its $79.95 credit report at the expense of the free credit report it is legally required to offer. Consumer advocates say Veda Advantage is leading many Australians to pay for something they could otherwise receive [ More ]

Fairness in Insurance: Financial Rights Legal Centre endorses report by Fire Services Levy Monitor

The Office of the Fire Services Levy Monitor (FSLM) has released a report today about Australia’s home insurance industry, which discusses the problems with disclosure and competition in the insurance industry. FLSM’s report, entitled “Enhancing the consumer experience of home insurance: Shining a light into the black box” finds that significant reforms are needed to improve competition and consumer outcomes. [ More ]

Consumer Advocates and Financial Counsellors applaud Federal Parliament’s move to scrap $120 bankruptcy fee

Consumer advocates and financial counsellors have applauded Federal Parliament’s move to stop the Australian Financial Security Authority charging individuals a $120 to declare bankruptcy. The fee, introduced in April, caused wide-spread concern among consumer advocates and financial counsellors who argued it would act as a roadblock for people seeking a fresh start. But a disallowance motion, introduced by The Greens, [ More ]

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