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Issue 30.17 28 August 2017

Uniting Communities: Low Income Support Program - August 2017  east

Shelter SA : Housing Matters e-News - 23 August 2017

Anti-Poverty Network: Film screening: 'I, Daniel Blake' - 9 September 2017  east

A joint fundraiser for Anti-Poverty Network SA and the Spire Community.

Please join them at this soup kitchen-style dinner and screening of acclaimed director Ken Loach's latest film, a heartbreaking, funny, and realistic story that highlights the way the British welfare system dehumanises its clients. The story takes place in the UK, but bears striking similarities to the welfare system here in Australia. Here is the trailer.

Wine, popcorn, and coffee will be on sale, and tickets for a raffle will also be available. To book tickets please click here.

INVITATION: ASIC Financial Literacy Community of Practice - 6 October 2017

TOPIC: Leveraging the power of fintech to provide more affordable credit options for consumers

Video of the July Financial Literacy CoP and ASIC's Building Senior's Financial Capability Report

Help for Renters finding pet-friendly properties

The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) are helping renters find pet-friendly properties. Around 60% of SA households include a pet, and there is a growing demand for pet friendly properties. Additionally, for women leaving situations of domestic violence who have a pet, being able to find a pet-friendly rental can assist them in leaving these situations more quickly and safely. 

Telcos provide payment flexibility to victims of family violence

This small amendment to the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code announced by the ACMA is a first step to addressing concerns around payment flexibility for victims on family violence. ACCAN and some of our members will be working with the industry to develop a guidance note on these issues. [ACMA]

Optus follows Telstra in providing refunds for NBN customers who overpaid for unattainable speeds

Optus has announced that it will give refunds to its customers who paid for download speeds that their services could not deliver. [news.com.au]

Watch out for NBN scams

The ACCC is warning consumers to watch out for scammers posing as NBN. Scamwatch has received 316 complaints this year about scammers impersonating NBN with nearly $28,000 reported lost.

Tips for voice only and light internet users

Our new tip sheet looks at different mobile, fixed-line phone and internet plans that might be suitable for voice only and light internet users.

Community Sector Banking:  Introducing the new Not-for-Profit Everyday Account 

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