Source: Joint media release from the Minister for Human Services and Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
People experiencing financial stress will receive free information through the Australian Government’s Coping with Financial Stress seminars held throughout June 2009.
The Government has provided $60,000 to run 20 two-hour seminars focussing on informing people under financial stress about their options and rights, as well as providing information on finding financial help.
The global financial crisis is placing increasing pressure on household budgets.
We know that many families are facing mortgage stress, credit card debt and cost of living pressures – often as a result of unemployment, sickness or family breakdown.
The seminars will be delivered by trained financial counsellors.
They will be held in regions where households are experiencing high financial stress due to mortgages, significant housing costs or high levels of consumer debt.
The regions include Maitland, Wollongong, Ipswich, Western Sydney, Brisbane (Inala, Logan, Nundah), Bundaberg, Canberra and Adelaide.
Coping with Financial Stress is a pilot project under the Government’s $10 million four-year Financial counselling – enhancing existing programs (tools and materials) measure.
The project provides funding for practical tools and resources to help people build their financial management skills and take early action to avoid financial crisis.
The Government is committed to assisting people during the global financial crisis by providing targeted, financial advice and support.
To attend a seminar or to find out more, please call 13 63 57 between 8.00am and 7.00pm (AEST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each seminar has a limit of 100 people.
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