Queensland Office of Fair Trading officers were recently presented with an award for their work on the Do-Not-knock informed Community project, winning the ‘Innovation’ category at the Department of Justice and Attorney-General Staff Excellence Awards.
Regular ICAN E-News readers will be aware of the work ICAN, Queensland Office of Fair Trading (QOFT) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been undertaking with the Aboriginal Local Government Councils on the Do-Not-Knock informed community initiative.
The initiative was piloted in Wujal Wujal last year, and rolled-out in Yarrabah in May this year. It empowers Indigenous consumers to combat unlawful door-to-door trade, and avoid costly and unwanted purchases. The initiative is planned to be rolled out in Hopevale and Palm Island later this year.