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The Financial Counselling Network offers advice, insight and the latest news about the management of personal finances for the long-term financial health and wellbeing of individuals and families.

WACOSS Cost of Living Report 2017

The Financial Counselling Network was a key contributor to the 10th annual WACOSS Cost of Living Report (published in December 2017) which models the income and expenditure of three household types, and provides analysis of relative changes in...

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2018 FCN Client Feedback

The latest snapshot of feedback from Financial Counselling clients across the Network is available here  

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Hardship Utility Grant Scheme (HUGS) Service Centre Video

The HUGS Service Centre provides over-the-phone support for people experiencing difficulty paying utility bills. The telephone service is funded by the WA Government through the Department of Communities to assist Western Australians to keep connected...

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HUGS Service Centre launched in Armadale

The HUGS Service Centre is a third party assessment pathway for non-concessional customers experiencing financial hardship. Click here to read the full article on The Comment News

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How to manage your credit card debt

An ABC 720 Perth radio interview.  

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UnitingCare West and Blue Sky Community Group partner to provide financial counselling after State Govt delivers on election promise

A MORLEY community group has restarted its financial counselling service after the State Government announced $870,000 in funding for 11 services in Perth. Full article can be read here, via Community News – Eastern Reporter

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Homes lost as mortgage pain mounts

West Australians are falling behind in their mortgage payments, underpinning a worrying trend of underemployment. Click here to read the full article on thewest.com.au

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Drowning in debt?

There are ways out of the credit mire without the ‘help’ of debt managers. Midlas is part of the Financial Counselling Network. To view recent ‘Your Money’ article in the West Australian, click here.  ...

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Action Needed on Pay Day Loans (Media Release)

The WA Council of Social Service, the Financial Counselling Network, WA No Interest Loans Scheme and the Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA are calling for urgent action by the Federal Government to provide better protection...

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What to do when you can’t pay your bills

There are an increasing number of West Australians that are struggling to pay their bills, with some facing disconnection. When you find yourself in this position, what can you do? One of our financial counsellors...

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