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National peaks call for banks to fund financial counselling and legal services

Posted November 28, 2018

The Banking Royal Commission has revealed systemic misconduct in the finance sector. Hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of Australians are affected.

The Senate Economics References Committee recently called for more funding for financial counselling and community legal services to help those affected.

Boosting financial counselling and community legal services, through a levy on industry in addition to existing Government funding, is an effective and fair way to ensure people can access help to assert their rights, get out of debt, and protect their livelihoods.

 

Joint NACLC and Financial Counselling Australia Brief - Funding Financial Counselling and Legal ServicesThis 2-page Background Brief (November 2018) sets out the call by NACLC and FInancial Couselling Australia for industry-funding for community financial counselling and legal services. The Brief summarises the main points of our Joint Submission to the Banking Royal Commission

Joint NACLC and Financial Counselling Australia Submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services IndustryThe National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) provides this submission with Financial Counselling Australia to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.