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New study shows alarming rates of gambling-related suicide

Findings spark urgent call for government action Federal and State Governments must introduce significant gambling harm reforms in the wake of new research that indicates a significant percentage of suicides across Australia are related to gambling. Suicide Prevention Australia, the Alliance for Gambling Reform and Financial Counselling Australia have come…

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Consumer Groups Welcome Next Step To Introduce New Fairness Law

CPRC (Consumer Policy Research Centre), CALC (Consumer Action Law Centre), CHOICE, FCA (Financial Counselling Australia) and FRLC (Financial Rights Legal Centre) have welcomed the Federal Government’s consultation to introduce an unfair trading law for Australia. The consultation brings Australia a step closer to introducing legislation that will stop business practices…

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Financial counselling sector applauds organisations committing to funding financial counsellors, deeply disappointed with others

Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) has welcomed commitments by several industries to provide funding that will see more financial counsellors on the ground through a new industry funding model. The industries and companies that will be involved are: banking, insurance, energy retail, online wagering, Tabcorp, Telstra and Credit Corp. We are…

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FCA welcomes introduction of gambling self-exclusion register

The implementation of gambling self-exclusion register, BetStop, is a game-changer for people ready and willing to stop gambling online, according to Financial Counselling Australia (FCA). FCA’s director of Policy and Campaigns Lauren Levin said the move confirmed the nation was “on the cusp of a new era where Australians will…

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