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Vol 16 No. 7 August 2011

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Beware of scammers taking advantage of Carbon Price Announcement

Pensioners and other consumers should be alert to a new scam that is trying to use the announcement of the carbon price household assistance package to obtain bank account numbers and other personal information.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued an alert about a new scam where people purporting to be from the Government are asking pensioners for their bank account details to supposedly transfer payments as part of the Government's carbon price household assistance package. A variation on the scam involves callers running a survey on the proposed carbon price and asking for personal and banking details.

The Australian Government will never call you to ask for your bank account details or to offer you a payment!

"When the increased payments start (May or June 2012) they will be automatic and pensioners and families will not need to apply or provide their bank account details."

Some tips to avoid becoming a victim of a scam include:

  • If you receive a phone call for bank account etc hang up immediately.
  • Be alert to scam survey calls which ask for personal and financial details.
  • Never provide or confirm your personal details over the phone unless you made the call.

Media Release 14/07/2011 The Hon Jenny Macklin MP


Judge and Jury:

I was married by a judge.
I should have asked for a jury.


Seniors Week
(50 Years Young and Over)

Seniors Week is an opportunity for Queenslanders of all ages and backgrounds to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of seniors.

The local theme for Seniors Week 2011 is "Active Ageing" which reinforces the countless benefits of a positive attitude to life at any age.

Seniors Week aims to:

  • Improve community attitudes towards older people and ageing.
  • Facilitate community participation and activity by older people, including those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds


I don't feel old.
I don't feel anything until noon.
Then it's time for my nap.


The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. (MaDCOTA)
"Volunteer Vacancy"

MaDCOTA Inc. is seeking volunteer handy person for the centre.

For further information contact Donna Suter Phone: 41 22 1023.


2011 Seniors Week Competition
Theme: "Why I live where I live"

This could take the form of:

  • An art piece (no larger than A3)
  • A photo display (no larger than A3)
  • Short Story (500 words or less)

Closing Date: Tuesday 16 August

Drop Off Points:

  • The Seniors Citizen's Centre (before noon Mon Thurs), 333 Alice St
  • Fair Haven, Morning Street

Winner announced at the Maryborough Seniors "Mayoral Morning Tea.

For further information contact: Ann-Maree Phone: 41 23 15 54


Coming Events And Date Claimers


ESA International Alpha Zeta Branch
Cancer Luncheon - Mini Tombola

Fashion Parade courtesy Millers Fashions

Date: Wednesday 31 August 2011
Venue: Granville Sports Club, Steindl Street, Granville
Doors Open: 11.00am
Fashion Parade: 11.30am Millers Fashions
Cost: Prepaid Tickets $27.00, Ann's Lingerie, Kent St.
Bookings close Wednesday 24 August 2011

Lucky Door - Gift Voucher from Ann's Lingerie, Raffle</p>

Proceeds Cancer Research and Local Charities

For Further Info: Donna Phone: 41 22 10 23 or Kay 41 21 59 10


Maryborough & District Senior Citizens Club
Senior Week "FREE" Concert

Theme: There is No Business like Show Business
Date: Tuesday 16 August 2011
Venue: Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street
Time: 1.30 pm

Lucky Door Prize/Raffle
Afternoon Tea included

music listener

Thought of the Month

The Window from which we look:

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean", she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this." The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

Washing Line
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