When you need a Financial Planner

One of the first things our Financial Counsellors explain is that they are not Financial Planners. Financial Counsellors cannot give you financial advice or help you plan for retirement, investment or wealth. Financial Counsellors are confidential and non-judgemental professionals whose job it is to help you improve awareness and gain control of your finances. This […]

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Could ET afford to phone home with today’s Telecommunication Providers?

 If ET could phone home, he would probably now be in debt with one of the major phone providers, and more than likely has been trying to negotiate a reasonable payment arrangement to pay the debt. However after viewing the statistics on the major providers, it is unlikely ET would be successful in negotiating a […]

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Consumer Rights for people with disability

Now that people with disability have the opportunity to take control of their disability funding, it is important for consumers to be informed of their rights when it comes to the purchasing of goods and services. Under Australian Consumer Law, consumers are protected when purchasing goods and services to ensure that they are of an […]

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Can I have a spa at my rental property?

A client received a breach notice of 14 days to remove a spa from the property she was renting. The spa was not in use, it had no water in it and it had a secure locking cover. The client wanted to know what her rights were as a tenant of a property. Does the […]

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NDIS in WA Conversation

Prior to the State Election this year, the WA State Government signed a bilateral agreement with the Federal Government to run the WA version of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The scheme is set to rollout 1st July 2017. Participants in the Federal or the State NDIS, as well as those people who have […]

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Good News- how we saved a client’s home

Rachael* was referred by her Social Worker to a Midlas Financial Counsellor. Rachael was living independently, in a mortgaged house and had not been working for a few years due to medical issues. She was receiving an income payment from Centrelink whilst she was going through an assessment to determine her fitness to return to […]

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Updates from Federal National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

NDIS run a number of workshops and expos throughout the year with the aim of increasing Participant and community knowledge and understanding of what NDIS is, the supports that can be funded by the Scheme and options around managing the supports provided. These include: Support Coordination Expo Do you have support connection, support coordination, or […]

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Youth with Disability Forum

  On Thursday 6th of April during National Youth Week, Midlas hosted a Youth with Disability Forum. The forum was held at the Midland Town Hall where youth aged 15-25 years old, parents/carers and providers came together to discuss key issues. Midlas were provided a National Youth Week grant by the Department of Local Government […]

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City of Swan Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022

The City of Swan is developing a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022. They are inviting people with disabilities, families and carers, business and disability service providers to come along and give their feedback on how they can improve access and inclusion. People with disability, family and carers and community members workshop Thursday April 27, […]

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NoDisadvantage survey for people with disabilities

WA has a new State Government and people with disability and parents/carers/guardians are being asked to provide feedback on what they want from an NDIS in WA. The new Minister of Disability Services, the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, is currently reviewing whether WA will have a Federal or State run disability insurance scheme. The NoDisadvantage […]

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