Entries by Claire Gibbs

Have the Conversation – Make it Count

On the saddest day of my life, I never expected to also have to make the biggest decision of my life. My Dad, my hero, my person, passed away unexpectedly and within a few short hours of losing him the phone rang – it was a counsellor from Donate Life. “We are so sorry for […]

Strong people stand-up for themselves, but the strongest stand up for others

“Strong people stand-up for themselves, but the strongest stand up for others.” This is what standing up to bullying means to the students of Miami State High School. It is impossible not be inspired by the “Miami Movement” where Principal Sue Dalton says that “students are invested in making a positive change in school culture […]

Top 5 Tips to reduce online shopping stress this Christmas

As Gold Coast families race to have their gifts delivered in time for Christmas and click fever is at its highest it’s a great time to highlight ways to reduce online shopping disasters. It is crucial that consumers understand their rights when it comes to buying goods online. Purchases made online with Australian retailers attract […]

Understanding your Schoolies’ rights and responsibilities

It’s that time of the year again when scores of interstate teenagers descend on the Gold Coast for their end of school celebrations, which for some revellers may result in being on the wrong side of the law. Sadly, every year we see stories about schoolies falling from balconies and arrests for drug and alcohol-related […]