Download the FREE BuySmart Qld App!

Had trouble trying to return a faulty product, or simply cannot keep track of receipts for what you buy? The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has a handy little tool to help. You can… Read more »

QLD Buy Smart Competition

QLD Buy Smart Competition Did you know that more than 10 per cent of people who declare bankruptcy each year are under 25? Or, that 20 per cent of people under 18 have had… Read more »

Yarrabah Graduate Embarks on New Adventure

Melanie Noble, a graduate of ICAN’s Indigenous Financial Counselling Mentorship Program, recently embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Putting her qualification to good use, Ms Noble landed a financial counselling position in the… Read more »

ICAN’s Outreach Program Creates Career Pathway

ICAN is creating career pathways for its employees through the establishment of the ‘NQ Indigenous Consumer Taskforce’, a new financial literacy and consumer outreach program to address ongoing financial and consumer disadvantage experienced in… Read more »


ICAN financial counsellors are increasingly witnessing financial detriment caused by charity fundraising in Indigenous communities. Have you ever been approached for money at a shopping centre, in the street, at your house, on the… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Refunds

With the post-Christmas sales nearly over and the back-to-school preparations in full swing it is important to know your consumer rights. This information will help you to know whether you may receive a refund… Read more »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year ICAN E-News readers!  We are entering a new phase of service delivery in 2014, informed by our 2014 strategic plan.  In the year ahead, ICAN will focus on training through its… Read more »

Another BIG year for ICAN!

It’s been a great year for ICAN!  We’ve been getting back to our roots in the communities we service, with a focus on providing consumer advocacy and financial counselling outreach services to Cape York… Read more »