Financial information seminars to be held in Canberra

The new financial year is a good time to think about superannuation, salary sacrifice, shares or property investing, and the Department of Human Services can help you with free impartial information.

The Department is offering a number of free Financial Information Service Seminars on a range of topics so Canberra residents can increase their financial knowledge, free of charge.

Minister for Human Services Senator Kim Carr said seminars scheduled to be held in Canberra during July were a great opportunity to expand knowledge and plan for the future.

Upcoming seminars will be held at the Quality Hotel, corner of Melrose & Launceston Streets, Woden:

  • Age Pension and your Choices, Wednesday 25 July from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Understanding Shares, Thursday 26 July from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

“These seminars provide people with free impartial information, which will help to better educate them on their future financial options,” Senator Kim Carr said.

“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring every Australian is able to make informed decisions about investment and financial issues when it comes to their current and future needs.” 

The Financial Information Service began in 1989. Since then, it has provided over 6.7 million Australians with informative financial information and education.

Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann said the seminars are for everyone.

“Anyone can take advantage of this service – if you’re interested in learning more about having a healthier and more secure financial future, head along,” Ms Brodtmann said.

“The start of the financial year is a good time to have a chat to Financial Information Services Officers. For example, if you’ve just received a pay rise you may want to look at putting the extra cash into superannuation.

“FIS Officers can also provide information on a range of topics, including investment options, superannuation, annuities and investments.

“I encourage anyone who wants to get more out of their money to attend. Don’t put it off,” said Ms Brodtmann.

People interested in securing a place at the upcoming FIS seminar should call 13 63 57 or email fis.seminar.bookings@humanservices.gov.au. Bookings are essential.

Note: FIS officers do not give or sell advice, prepare financial plans or purchase investment products. They are not financial planners or financial counsellors.

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