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(BRISBANE) Get Your Library Fees Waived by Bringing in A Can of Food!

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I just received an email from Brisbane City Council as follow;

Do you, or someone you know, have overdue library books or library items at
home?
Do you, or someone you know, have overdue or outstanding hold fees on a library
membership card?

If so, then take advantage of Brisbane City Council's amnesty on overdue fees.

Visit a local library before 31 December 2012, return any overdue items and
bring in a can(s) of food to have any overdue fees waived.
If library items have already been returned but the fees have not been paid,
it's not too late.
Bring in a can(s) of food and the existing overdue and hold fees will also be
waived - it's that easy.

All canned food will be donated to charity.

For more information please contact Council on 07 3403 8888 or your local Council
library.

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      • +2 votes

        Lol seriously? You think we keep them until the amnesty? You do understand how the fees work right? Your a day or two late they add a fee, if its a DVD they add a much larger fee. You still return the items lol

        The amnesty is for people who have fees and it lets you waive the fees in return for donating food to the needy.

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          Or you could just go and reborrow it?

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          Once again, take responsibility for actions. I really hope you don't tell your kids about your little loop whole for getting out of paying fines, surely you are better role models than that?

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          Do you know how easy it is to renew? All you have to do is log in online and click a renew button.

  • +23 votes

    Cool initiative by Brisbane council +1

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    Just a Heads up, this deal is Valid at the Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation for December

  • +9 votes
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    The council I work for is doing this across all the shire's libraries too, can I point out that perhaps this is an Australia wide thing?

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      a) which shire do you work for then ?
      b) my local council (Kingston VIC) doesn't do it. So perhaps not an Australia wide thing?

  • +10 votes

    Been meaning to return Tropic of Cancer.

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    Love it! :)

      • +6 votes

        Wait till people start asking if it's tax deductible. [rolls eyes]

  • +5 votes

    It's a trap! The Security Guards will be waiting…

  • -1 vote

    Guys,
    Would like your views on this but in principle I don't agree with this deal.

    Now if all the Councils wanted was to give for charity, They could just collect the fees "in Cash" and buy and distribute food in bulk , much more efficient and cost effective than transporting individual parcels of random food bought at full retail price.

    Also in our city council they will take any amount of food for the fines, so the donations are not proportional to the fines.
    I saw someone with a $20 + fine get off with just 2 *3 litre juice bottles. 20$ fine paid in kind with a max 7$ in kind donation I think the guy got a better deal and the charity / Library / council rate payers got screwed.

    More importantly the council is being generous with the rate payers money (OPM, other people's money), I'd rather have a choice as to where the money goes and how it is spent.

    What do you think. The only caveat to this is people who give more than what they are due in fines with the thought of giving. I'd just hate for this to become a way for people to get a massive discount on the fines owed.

    I'd be very interested in the net efficiency of this operation.

    Fines owed in $ / approximate value of food collected in $ = ??

    • +5 votes

      It's not really about charity at all, it's about getting drop kick losers who would never pay anyway off their books to make their accounting/administration easier for the new year.

      • +2 votes

        it's about getting drop kick losers who would never pay anyway ??

        Can't we ban them from the library so they don't repeat the same thing again next year, this is a bloody yearly event now and the behaviour this will lead to is people accumulating fines to the end of the year when they go scott free with a couple of bottles of juice. And if people have significant fines can't they be brought to pay / increasing fines like they do with every other god damn fine in the country.

        I've revoked my neg, as this is a genuine deal as far as OZB is concerned, but still it's a rip off for the general ratepayers.

        I don't see the speed cameras office clearing accounts at the end of the year.

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          100% agree.

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          If you have fees in excess of $8.00, you can't borrow any more books. At least this is the case at BCC libraries.

          I keep my fines marginally below $8 for that reason, maybe I'll go and buy a tin of tomatoes and get the whole amount waived.

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          If you have fees in excess of $8.00, you can't borrow any more books. At least this is the case at BCC libraries.

          True, similar rules apply at most other libraries.

  • +1 vote

    Sounds like an awesome idea, I have unpaid fees on my library card from returning books late. They should deffo introduce this idea in Melbourne.

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      You should "deffo" get your act together and/or pay the fines.

  • +8 votes

    I wish the council would do this for parking fines :)
    I'd rather give $50 of food to the homeless than pay a ticket for parking 10mins too long in an empty street

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      Well said.

  • +2 votes

    I liked it because it's now hit 100 :D

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    Now the question is what is the cheapest can of food?

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      Dont be stupid. They are being given to members of society that arent well off, so stop being a tightwad and give a little, who knows you may even feel nice about it afterwards.

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      Now the question is what is the cheapest can of food?

      This is precisely why I negged this deal in the first place !