In alternating issues of the Devil’s Advocate, the FCVic Chairperson contributes a message to the sector. This month, Carly Baker reflects on the busy month of September – a month of submissions, surveys, a Conference and the FCVic AGM.
In alternating issues of the Devil’s Advocate, the FCVic Executive Officer contributes a message to the sector. This month, Dr Sandy Ross looks forward to the FCVic Conference, and discusses the work that has been keeping FCVic busy.
FCVic was pleased to attend the Victorian Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) & Mental Health Services Providers’ Conference held in Melbourne on Monday, 18 July 2022 and, in this article, Julie Watson gives us an overview of the day.
The Insurance in a Changing Climate forum was held in Melbourne on 26 July 2022, with over 70 people attending from a range of sectors including financial counselling, consumer law, academia, government and industry.
The ‘Problem with Debt’ blog series is one part of a suite of resources that FCVic has been developing with Little Dreamers, Australia’s leading young carers organisation. Developed by the FCVic projects team and drawing on the expertise of financial counsellor Robyn Angus, the series follows Julie, a young carer in Year 12, as she makes her first foray into the adult world of contracts and debt – while also providing engaging and accessible information about common sources of debt.
On 12 July, FCVic along with other members of the Economic Abuse Reference Group (EARG) wrote to the Hon Amanda Rishworth MP, Minister for Social Services, and other Ministers responsible for women’s safety, ahead of their meeting on 22 July to discuss issues including economic security.