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De-Stuffing Christmas
ABC  |  December 25, 2009

Australians had a bumper Christmas last year, spending 37 billion dollars over the festive period, much of it on Christmas presents. Yet according to a 2005 Australian Institute survey, 73 per cent of Australians say they would be happy for somebody to make a donation to a charity on their behalf as a substitute for a Christmas present. Figures like these have inspired some people to think about new ways of giving during the festive season.

Australians had a bumper Christmas last year, spending 37 billion dollars over the festive period, much of it on Christmas presents. Yet according to a 2005 Australian Institute survey, 73 per cent of Australians say they would be happy for somebody to make a donation to a charity on their behalf as a substitute for a Christmas present. Figures like these have inspired some people to think about new ways of giving during the festive season.

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