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Issue 04.17 10 February 2017

Invitation: ASIC Financial Literacy Community of Practice - 24 February 2017 (City)

TOPIC: Financial literacy for vulnerable populations | GUEST SPEAKERS: Prof. Roslyn Russell, RMIT University & Dr. Wayne Warburton, Macquarie University

MarionLIFE e-news - February 2017  south

Uniting Communities: Low Income Support Program e-News - February 2017  east

UCWPA: Talking Cents - Financial Literacy Workshop Calendar 2017  west

UCWPA: Talking Cents Back to Basics: income, expenses and budget - 28 February 2017  west

ARAS Abuse Prevention ‘Train the Trainer’ and ‘Responder’ Sessions - March 2017 (City)

Please register online here. Please note that if you register online, immediate payment is required. There is also a booking fee. Your booking will be confirmed by email.

Westside Place Makers Grants - applications closing 17 March 2017

For more information, and to find out how to apply, call Krista on 8408 1854, or go to Council’s website here. Come along to a community briefing and hear from past Westside Place Makers grant recipients; 22 February, 6.30pm at the Lady Daly Hotel, Hindmarsh. Go here to RSVP.

Productivity Commission needs to take affordability seriously in current telecommunications Inquiry

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) asserts that the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on the Universal Service Obligation underestimates the challenges faced by many Australian households in paying for telecommunications.

Telstra outage stings small businesses for 'thousands' 

Some small businesses reported prolonged issues following the Telstra outage last week. If your small business was affected, you may be entitled to compensation from Telstra. [Canberra Times]

Code Red Alert - 8 to 11 February 2017

An extreme heat watch has been called for 8-11 February 2017 and is now active until 9am Sunday the 12th February 2017.  To find out which centres will be open during this time, please click above.

Residential Tenancies database removal of outdated data

Consumer and Business Services have released a statement relating to the removal of outdated tenancy information from a national residential tenancies database operated by the company TICA Default Tenancy Control Pty Ltd.  To read the Statement, please click here:  Statement -  tenant database operator removes outdated records  If you have any queries, please contact the Consumer and Business Services Education Team on 8204 9516 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Helping households manage their energy costs

The SA Government’s Energy Partners Program works with organisations across the State to help households manage their energy use and costs and to improve energy efficiency.  The website contains many useful energy management resources, toolkits, publications and energy saving brochures and fact sheets.  For more information, advice and to access these resources, please click here:  Energy Partners Program.  The Energy Advisory Service also offers free independent information about saving energy in the home.

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