How we’re helping to address the power imbalance between consumers and banks

The recent Banking Royal Commission report highlighted unethical practices by financial services providers and noted that there is a power imbalance between consumers and banks. People who feel that they have not been listened to by their bank frequently cannot access remedies or understand their rights without the assistance of…

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School helps fight homelessness on the Central Coast

Students at Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina Campus, are donating over $700 to Mary Mac’s Place in Woy Woy - an outreach community service providing up to 100 meals a day to the homeless as well as other services such as Legal Aid, emergency relief and partners in recovery and health assistance. Mr…

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Intensive therapeutic care for children and young people – can you help?

In 2015 the NSW government commissioned a state-wide review into the residential care sector. The review was triggered by concerns about the poor outcomes for young people aged 12 – 18 years, who were living in residential care homes, where their 24-hour care was provided by house supervisors and youth workers. Placement breakdowns and moves were…

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Playgroups – a fun social environment, for children and parents

Playgroup provides children with a supportive environment to play freely and discover. As they are at such a young and inquisitive age, providing them with an environment where they can meet other children and develop their social skills is so important. Through play, they are also able to develop their…

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