MLC Life Insurance encourages customers to get the COVID-19 vaccine

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MLC Life Insurance is strongly encouraging all customers in Australia to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible to protect themselves and the wider community from severe disease[1]. As the pandemic continues, all Australians over the age of 50 are now eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at Commonwealth Vaccination and state... Read more continue reading

Raise funds for young Australians by supporting Future2 Community Challenge this May

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The Future2 Foundation (Future2), the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), is delighted to present the 2021 Future2 Community Challenge, designed to get the FPA community moving to raise funds for young Australians facing social, physical or financial hardship. From your daily commute, walking the dog or training for a marathon,... Read more continue reading

Westpac launches real-time digital gambling block for customers

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Westpac has introduced a new blocking mechanism in its online and mobile banking platforms which will allow customers to restrict their spend with gambling merchants. The new digital feature means customers can apply the block in real-time to any personal Westpac credit card or Debit Mastercard, where the transaction is processed through Mastercard. Westpac’s Director... Read more continue reading

New women’s taskforce must ensure the upcoming Federal Budget targets gender inequality and provides support to parents, children

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The Parenthood welcomes the Prime Minister’s new women’s cabinet taskforce and urges the group to prioritise significant investment in reducing gender inequality in the upcoming Federal Budget. “This moment in Australia calls for decisive action: the time for talking and listening is done,” The Parenthood’s executive director Georgie Dent said. “Women around Australia are looking... Read more continue reading

Kearney Group provides start-up funding for Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab at Deakin

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Scholar and author of Sand Talk, Tyson Yunkaporta, gets the green light to develop an Indigenous Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Deakin University, with seed funding from a leading financial services firm. Paul Kearney, the founder and CEO of Melbourne-based financial services firm, Kearney Group, has provided seed funding to catalyse the development of the Indigenous... Read more continue reading

A brighter outlook for philanthropic investors

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In the wake of a tough year for the not-for-profit sector, which saw sharp falls in much-needed investment earnings, 2021 is set to be a year of recovery, according to Equity Trustees. Darren Thompson, Head of Asset Management, Equity Trustees said following a 24% fall in the 2019 financial year, corporate earnings were expected to... Read more continue reading

Helping women rebuild for retirement post COVID

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As optimism grows that the worst of COVID-19 might just be behind us, it bears reminding that in 2020 over 3 million Australians withdrew more than $36 billion in retirement savings under the early release of super scheme. More than 80,000 of AMP’s women members accessed their super savings, with our research showing they’ve withdrawn... Read more continue reading

Women face 101 year wait for financial gender equality

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Despite 2020 being a tough year, the financial progress of Australian women is trending in the right direction, but it will still take a century to achieve equality, as systemic issues hamper improvement in the unpaid work gender gap. The Financy Women’s Index fell by 2.3 points (-3%) to 74 points in the December quarter,... Read more continue reading

Mental health declines for working Australian women during COVID-19

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Two in three working Australian women reported experiencing a mental health condition, with women under 25 years the worst affected (73.3%). Women’s personal wellbeing declined significantly more than men during the global pandemic (27.5% vs 20.9%), according to research released today by SuperFriend. Using data from Australia’s largest workplace mental health study, Indicators of a... Read more continue reading

AIA Australia to team with the Sydney Swans to incentivise healthier, longer, better lives

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AIA Australia has announced a new AFL partnership, this time with the Sydney Swans as the club’s Official Life, Health and Wellbeing Partner, as well as Membership Partner. AIA Australia is a leading life and health insurer with more than 47 years of experience, offering a range of products to protect the health and wellbeing of... Read more continue reading