Australian Securities & Investment Commission - MoneySmartfinancial tips and safety checks

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The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is the consumer protection regulator for financial services. ASIC’s MoneySmart consumer website provides financial tips and tools such as apps to help you start a budget and stay on track. The website also offers safety checks for consumers, and information on finance and investments, dealing with debt and financial complaints.

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Australian Securities Investments Commission - Women

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A series of resources including a toolkit with information on retirement, debt, children’s education and life events that can impact on your finances such as divorce, losing your job or becoming a carer.

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Australian Tax Office - Superannuation

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This website provides information on superannuation for individuals and employers. Topics include: choice of superannuation fund, lost superannuation, self-managed funds, growing your super and general superannuation information. The website includes fact sheets, calculators and online services.

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Centrelink - Financial Information Service

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The Financial Information Services (FIS) helps people make informed decisions about investment and financial issues for their current and future financial needs, including aged care and planning for retirement. FIS is independent, free and confidential and provides services through seminars and over the phone (by appointment).

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Centrelink - Managing your money

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&nbsp;This <a href="https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/managing-your-money">website</a> has a range of information about budgeting, building savings, managing debt and also includes a series of tools and calculators such as a rent versus buy calculator and a child support estimator.

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Child Support Agency, Commonwealth - Community Services Directory

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An online search engine designed to enable individuals to locate relevant services, including financial services, in their location. Search for services by State and support category (for example, money, raising children or housing)

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Commonwealth Financial Counselling Program

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The program funds community organisations and local government community service organisations to provide free financial counselling to people who are experiencing personal financial difficulties. This site has information about national initiative including the national Financial Helpline 1800 007 007.

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Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - Commonwealth Financial Counselling

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The program funds community organisations and local government community service organisations to provide free financial counselling to people who are experiencing personal financial difficulties. In Tasmania, Anglicare is funded through this program. FaHCSIA also produce a number of resources such as: <i>Investing for Your Retirement (booklet); Investing Money – Your Choices</i> (website information pages); and Understanding Retirement Income Streams (a web-based explanation of retirement income streams, and how to use them).

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Financial Literacy Foundation - Women Understanding Money information sheets

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A series of 14 information sheets to assist women in building their money skills, no matter what their life stage. Includes topics on budgeting, saving, investing, making the most of your superannuation, and case studies, tips and jargon busters.

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Money Stuff - Financial advice for young people

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This NSW Government initiative provides information and resources specifically designed for young people such as apprenticeships, paying bond, car warranties, casual employment and study leave.

http://www.moneystuff.net.au

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Parents guide to child support - Commonwealth Department of Human Services

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This online resource has information on your choices as a parent going through separation and on navigating <a href="https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/parents-guide-child-support">child support</a>.

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Rural Financial Counselling Service Project

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A program providing grants to state, regional and community level organisations to provide free and impartial rural financial counselling to primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses who are suffering financial hardship and who have no alternative sources of impartial support. This service is available in every region of Tasmania.

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Superannuation Complaints Tribunal

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The Tribunal is an independent dispute resolution body which deals with a diverse range of superannuation-related complaints and offers a free, 'user-friendly' alternative to the court system. They also have a large collection of brochures on this topic which can be downloaded from their website.

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