Media – Dominique Grubisa, DG Institute

A very effective marketing machine sees Grubisa quoted as an expert in a range of articles about property and finance. Publications that quote her include Starts at 60, Australian Broker, Money Management, My Business, Tweed Daily News, Finance, nested.com – the list goes on.

Grubisa’s ‘rags to riches’ story was also eagerly picked up by a range of publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald. The story goes that the GFC wiped out the value of the barrister’s family’s $20 million investments to less than the debt, leaving her homeless and sleeping in her mother-in-law’s lounge [more recently on her website she says this was due to an “unexpected legal wrangle” putting a stranglehold on her cashflow]. Whether true or not, something convinced her that she could make more money spruiking courses than being a barrister. Within 6 months of being “homeless” Grubisa was on Channel 9’s A Current Affair promoting herself as the “Debt Busting Barrister”.

In 2020 however, some journalists have started to question Grubisa’s methods.

Property spruiker allegedly told students to use Family Court to pinpoint targets

Catfishing with Dominique Grubisa: The DG Institute’s fake reviews

Real Estate Rescue’s Dominique Grubisa: The dame selling distress