‘Ho, Ho, NO’ to unsafe Christmas toys


The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed the results of its proactive Christmas toy safety campaign Operation Safe Christmas 2018. OFT is pleased with the level of compliance and understanding of product safety laws shown by most stores. Of the 4,968 toy lines inspected state-wide, … [Read more...]

Tucking in to tasty tucker on Christmas Day

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It may not be snowing in the South West, but festive cheer won’t be lacking on Christmas Day for inpatients and residents at hospitals and aged care services in the region. South West Hospital and Health Service Coordinator Operational Services Joel Richters says staff are going all out to … [Read more...]

Christmas Hamper Appeal 2017


It’s now open for Donations - The 2017 Christmas Hamper Appeal. And Maranoa Regional Council is asking residents and businesses to support those in need this Christmas. Council is seeking donations from people who can help by providing: - Monetary donations - Non-perishable food items … [Read more...]

Unwanted or Just Ungrateful?


And so, the researchers have been busy and have managed to put a number to the amount of ‘Unwanted Gifts’ given as Christmas presents this year- and it sits at $620 million and growing. Per research on behalf of Gumtree tea towels, candles, bath salts, handkerchiefs, fly catchers and knitted … [Read more...]

Droning On


Did you or someone you know get a Drone for Christmas? Here’s the thing - there are a bucket of rules that go with the operational aspects of the unmanned flyers and here are some of them for you. You should only fly the drone in a line of sight, that is, where you can see it without the … [Read more...]

Gotta Return That Gift?


Did you give or receive a Christmas gift that will need to be returned? Per Australian Consumer Law, shoppers are entitled to a refund or replacement if an item is faulty, damaged or dangerous. But we do need to remember that while many retailers are happy to exchange or refund items if you … [Read more...]