Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce, Australian Government, The Treasury.

 

Roma

An enthusiastic and varied audience gathered in Roma for the next consultation meeting of the Taskforce on 1 July 2004. Generational issues were raised including the financial needs of retirees and pre-retirees. Other topics of discussion included how to effectively communicate the financial literacy message to young people. Suggestions ranged from using role models from the same generation to education programs targeting major purchases such as cars and mobile phones.

Young role models

Picture: Lara St. John talking to Paul Clithore

Lara St. John is a young local business advisor who works with young people in the ‘Step up Foundation’. This program promotes successful young people as role models to others in the same age group. Lara has found that those in the program are greatly motivated by seeing the success of people who come from the same background as themselves and with whom they can identify. Lara’s mother, Robin St. John is a school principal in Roma and strongly supports financial education in schools.

Pictures

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Picture: Roma school principal, Robin St. John, talks to Paul Clitheroe about financial education in schools. Once again, Paul was delighted to see the positive influence that family can play in financial education, with Robin being the mother of local business adviser Lara St. John.
Roma school principal, Robin St. John, talks to Paul Clitheroe about financial education in schools. Once again, Paul was delighted to see the positive influence that family can play in financial education, with Robin being the mother of local business adviser Lara St. John.
Picture: The head of the Secretariat to the Taskforce, Mr Simon Cobcroft, addresses the Roma meeting.
The head of the Secretariat to the Taskforce, Mr Simon Cobcroft, addresses the Roma meeting.

Contact the Taskforce

The Australian Government has established the Financial Literacy Foundation which is building on the work of the Taskforce. Please visit the Foundation at www.understandingmoney.gov.au.