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Issue 16.17 22 May 2017

Shelter SA: Housing Matters - 16 May 2017

In this edition:
  • SA Media Release – SA A Sea of Red Rentals including the National Rental Affordability Index May 2017

Shelter SA Media Release - 17 May 2017

Working parents and pensioners can’t afford Adelaide’s sky high city rents.

MyGov Open House - 25 May 2017  north

Drop in to Surrey Downs Community Centre and have one of their volunteers help you navigate the MyGov website.

ASIC Financial Literacy Community of Practice - 26 May 2017

TOPIC: The future of disclosure: how can we make it work better for consumers?

Anti-Poverty Network: Upcoming Events

Northwestern Suburbs Branch Meeting, 11am, 65 St. Vincent Street, Port Adelaide - 25 May 2017
Speak-Out At Jobs Statewide Port Adelaide, 1pm, 152 Commercial Road, port Adelaide - 25 May 2017
Southern Suburbs Branch Meeting, Signatures Cafe, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park - 26 May 2017
Northern Suburbs Branch Meeting, Twelve25 Youth Centre, 17 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury - 26 May 2017
Eastern Suburbs Branch Meeting, Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, corner Portrush Road and Parade, Beulah Park - 2 June 2017
South West Community Lunch And Meeting, 171 Sturt Street, City - 5 June 2017

Contact Anti-Poverty Network SA on their website, Facebook, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 0411 587 663.

Uniting Communities Belauh Park - LISP E-News - May 2017  east

Flyers for NILS, Orange Sky Laundry and Budget Counselling are available to download here.

Grants SA Western Region Workshop Promo - 28 June 2017  west

Reminder: Applications invited for Financial Literacy Australia Grants - closing 30 June 2017

Peak Bodies Say Government’s ‘Witch-hunt’ on Single Parents is ‘Archaic’

Australia's peak bodies for advocating for the rights of single mums have slammed the government's latest amendment to the single parent payment.

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman data shows sharp increase in complaints

The latest report from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman shows an increase of complaints about telecommunications services in the second half of last year.

The biggest issues reported by consumers were poor customer service, billing problems and faults. If you have a complaint, our tips can help you get a resolution.

Australians lost nearly $300 million to scams in 2016

This week is National Consumer Fraud Week, the theme is ‘Spot social media scams.’ To coincide with the week, the ACCC has launched its Targeting Scams report which showed record numbers of people reporting scams.

Privacy Awareness Week 2017

It’s also Privacy Awareness Week this week. This year, the theme is ‘Trust and Transparency.’ You can download the new Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey by following the headline link.

Watch out for fake Origin Energy bill scam email

Tens of thousands of Australians have been targeted by a fake Origin Energy email containing dangerous malware designed to infect the user’s system.

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