The Consumer Coach

Consumer Coach: Your Pandemic Financial Survival Guide

Danny Chifley, 5th June 2020
A brand new show to support your listeners during COVID-19

The CBAA is launching a new radio series dedicated to supporting consumers during the current pandemic. The economic upheaval triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is causing global shockwaves. In just five months, Australia has witnessed widespread panic among consumers, millions of jobs lost, plummeting stock prices, and drastic declines in household consumption. In amongst the chaos, many are finding it challenging just to understand the fast-changing legislation and Government support, let alone reap the benefits. 

In an effort to support the financial wellbeing of Australians, the CBAA has partnered with the Ecstra Foundation to equip Australian consumers with the support, advice, and access to resources they need to make financial decisions during the pandemic.  

Each episode of the ten-part series will focus on a different area of financial interest. Episode 1 centres around unemployment, exploring themes like ‘You’ve lost your job – what happens now?’ and how to navigate government agencies to access financial assistance.
Hosted by Walkley award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster, Jeff Sparrow, listeners will hear insights from financial experts, personal stories from those hardest hit, and representatives from specialist agencies and volunteer-run services like the Australian Unemployed Workers Union.

How to Listen

Consumer Coach: Your Pandemic Financial Survival Guide can be heard on the following platforms:

Broadcast this Content on Your Station

If your station is already subscribed to the Community Radio Network, then you'll have access to broadcast this new series.

If your station isn't a Community Radio Network subscriber, then now is the best time to get in touch with the team while the service remains free until 30 September. Email

For more information please contact Victoria Rouse, CBAA’s Senior Manager, Business Development via

Disclaimer: The information provided on this online series is general in nature only and does not constitute personal financial advice. The information has been prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on any information you should consider the appropriateness of the information having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

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