Changing Lives AFA Foundation partners with AIA Australia and OnePath

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is pleased to announce that AIA Australia and OnePath Life[1] have partnered with the AFA Foundation to support our charitable work that is changing lives across the nation. AFA Foundation Chair, Olivia Sarah-Le Lacheur, said the partnerships will help the AFA Foundation provide additional valuable support to charities that... Read more continue reading

Australians still shy away from tough conversations about death

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Many Australians view death and dying as a taboo topic – and this is affecting the decisions they make and the quality of care they receive as they age, according to Equity Trustees. As Australia marks ‘Dying To Know Day’, an annual campaign which encourages everyone to start conversations about death, Jodi Kennedy, General Manager,... Read more continue reading

AMP University Challenge continues in 2021

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AMP has announced the commencement of the AMP University Challenge for second semester students.  The 2021 AMP University Challenge is a national competition where university and TAFE students can try their hand at being a financial adviser and have the chance to share in a $10,000 cash prize. The competition is open to all Australian... Read more continue reading

Stigma is still a barrier to mental wellness in financial services

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Calls to Lifeline Australia, the national suicide prevention service, have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic in 2019. With the latest lockdown, the situation just got worse. For staff and management in financial services, we also know that companies have the same difficulties in checking on everyone’s mental wellbeing as in... Read more continue reading

Future2 Foundation calls on financial planners to nominate their local community cause for 2021 grants program

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The Future2 Foundation (Future2), the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), is calling for applications for its 2021 Make the Difference! Grants program, that supports young Australians aged 12 to 25 years experiencing social, financial or physical hardship. Financial planners have the opportunity to support a cause that is important to them... Read more continue reading

First Australians Capital awarded $500,000 grant to support Indigenous enterprise

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Equity Trustees has awarded a five-year grant of $500,000 to First Australians Capital (FAC)[1], an Indigenous-led organisation that helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. FAC provides essential support to nurture a vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector. Some of the services it offers include business planning, financial modelling, engaging pro bono... Read more continue reading

Zurich extends partnership with Melbourne Football Club

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Zurich has been Co-Principal Partner of Melbourne Football Club since 2018 and the sponsorship arrangement broadened in 2020 when Zurich also became Co-Principal Partner of the club’s AFLW team. CEO of Zurich Life & Investments, Justin Delaney, expressed his excitement at being able to continue the successful partnership. “We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with... Read more continue reading

Synchron encourages its community to get vaccinated

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Synchron is offering Synchron advisers and Synchron staff a $100 Bunnings gift voucher if they have both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. In a letter to the Synchron community, Director Don Trapnell said that Synchron believes the best way for Australia to return to a life that reflects life before the pandemic is for as... Read more continue reading

Calling all high school students: the ATO’s Tax, Super + You competition is back for 2021

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The ATO’s Tax, Super + You competition is a fun and engaging way for Australian high school students to learn about tax and super, unleash their creativity and potentially win some great prizes. Working as part of a team or individually, students are invited to write, make or film an entry for their topic: Junior (Year 7–9):... Read more continue reading

Crescent Foundation extends refugee student support programs to a third Australian university

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Crescent Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting refugee education, homelessness, Islamic cultural heritage, and youth and has extended its support for refugee students to a third Australian University. The Foundation has unveiled plans to grant Crescent Leadership Scholarships to four University of Technology Sydney (UTS) students a year for the next three years to help... Read more continue reading