Elessio Georgoulis says he doesn't know what many people would do if charities like Foodbank were not there to support them. (ABC: Felicity Greenland)
Foodbank to support hundreds of thousands of Australians this Christmas
News article by the ABC
Like a third of Australians who experienced food insecurity last year, for many the pandemic meant not having enough food to make a meal. Then Foodbank stepped in.
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Kate’s abusive ex-husband racked up almost $86k of debt in her name. This is how she got help
News article by the ABC
Shortly after domestic violence survivor Kate left her husband, the banks started chasing her to repay debts in her name. It was not until she got help from a lawyer and financial counsellor that she realised there was a way out.
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This Scams Awareness Week, let’s talk scams
Scams cost Australian consumers, businesses and the economy hundreds of millions of dollars each year and cause serious emotional harm to victims and their families.
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How to take control of your gambling spend this spring racing season
Spring racing season is fast approaching. While gambling activities can provide recreation and entertainment for many people, for some individuals it can lead to stress and financial hardship.
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National Debt Helpline data from last year
The National Debt Helpline continues to help hundreds of thousands of people every year. Our latest call and website data shows how vital our free service is to those in financial hardship.
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We know how important it is to keep up to date with the latest information and that’s exactly what we do on our social media feeds.
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Getting on top of your finances can help in more ways than one
When Kristan’s power got disconnected because she couldn’t pay the bill, she realised she needed to seek assistance. She also realised she was in a dark place as she struggled to cope with the burdens of financial hardship. It took a toll on her mental health.
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The latest Rental Affordability Index shows Perth is now less affordable than Sydney and Melbourne. (ABC News: Liz Pickering)

Rental affordability dropped in most cities during 2021, according to new report

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Rents in Sydney and Melbourne remain more affordable than those in Hobart, according to the annual Rental Affordability Index. ...

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For many of us, the idea of spoiling those we care about in the wake of long lockdowns (and a very long year indeed) feels like ...

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Elessio Georgoulis says he doesn't know what many people would do if charities like Foodbank were not there to support them. (ABC: Felicity Greenland)

Foodbank to support hundreds of thousands of Australians this Christmas

News article by the ABC
Like a third of Australians who experienced food insecurity last year, for many the pandemic meant not having enough food to ma ...

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Olivia Sidhu said work had given her a sense of purpose. (ABC News: Brendan Esposito)

Barriers people living with disability face finding work under microscope at royal commission, as Olivia finds purpose in employment

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The disability royal commission heard more than 50 per cent of people with disability of working age were unemployed in 2018. ...

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Slower population growth will affect Australia's long-run potential growth rate (ABC News: Giulio Saggin)

If Australia doesn’t have a radical surge in immigration, what will happen to the economy?

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Robyn Thompson has difficulty finding toilets in Adelaide. (ABC News: Lincoln Rothall)

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