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Independent Australia Terms and Conditions

Schedule to the Terms and Conditions




Independent Australia Pty Ltd atf Donovan Family Trust t/as Independent Australia (ABN 66 255 451 463)


(Clause 1)


Entry Restrictions

(Clause 4)

Entry to the competition is open to all current annual Independent Australia members and supporters, as well as all current monthly members who have subscribed to IA for 12 months or longer as at 31st March 2017.

Competition Period

(Clause 5)

Ends: 11:59:59pm AEST Friday 31st March 2017

Entry Method

(Clause 5)

To enter, entrants must:

  1. tell us in 50 words or less why you subscribe to Independent Australia; and
  2. submit their entry, their name, their email address and their telephone number via the entry form or via email to editor@independentaustralia.net with the subject line: “HAVE A HOLIDAY ON US COMPETITION ENTRY”.


Maximum Number of Entries

(Clause 7)

One (1) entry per subscriber

Judging Details

(Clause 8)

See Terms and Conditions


(Clause 9)

1st Prize: Three (3) consecutive nights accommodation for up to 8 people in "Villa Garfield", 60 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise, Queensland.

2nd & 3rd Prizes: Will each receive an IA merchandise prize pack (up to $100 in value).

Prize Restrictions

 (Clauses 10-18)

See Terms and Conditions

Winner Notification

(Clause 19)

Winners will be notified via phone and/or email.  Winners will also be published in the Independent Australia newsletter.

Rights in Your Entry

(Clauses 20-24)


Additional Terms Applicable to this Competition

See Terms and Conditions




General Terms and Conditions


1. By entering the Competition, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the Competition. The Terms and Conditions governing the Competition include these General Terms and Conditions, the Schedule to these General Terms and Conditions and any instructions relating to the Competition on the Promoter’s Website.

2. Any capitalised terms used in these General Terms and Conditions have the meaning given in the Schedule, unless stated otherwise. In the event of any inconsistency between the Schedule to the Terms and Conditions (Schedule) and these General Terms and Conditions, the Schedule will take precedence.

3. The Promoter may in its absolute discretion refuse to award any Prize to any entrant who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.


Entry Restrictions

4. Eligibility to enter the Competition is subject to the Entry Restrictions. An entrant of the Competition must be an individual and not a company or organisation. Directors, immediate family members, employees of the Promoter and any agencies, retailers and suppliers directly associated with the Competition, or with the provision of the Prize, are not eligible to enter.


Competition Period

5. The Competition will be conducted during the Competition Period. Any entry received after the expiry of the Competition Period will be deemed invalid. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, delayed or misdirected entries.


Entry Method

6. To enter the Competition, entrants must enter the Competition in accordance with the Entry Method (and any other entry details provided by the Promoter on the Website) during the Competition Period.


Maximum Number of Entries

7. Entrants can enter the Competition up to the Maximum Number of Entries. Entries must be submitted separately and each entry must individually meet the requirements in the Schedule and are subject to the Entry Restrictions.


Judging Details

8. The entrant(s) whose entry is judged by the Promoter’s panel of judges to be the most original and creative (and any judging criteria set out in Judging Details of the Schedule) will win the Prize. The Promoter and its panel of judges may, in their absolute discretion, decline to award any or all Prizes, including where the judges determine that the entry is not of publication standard. Chance plays no part in determining the Prize winners. Decisions of the Promoter and its panel of judges are final and will be binding on each person who enters the Competition and no correspondence will be entered into.



9. The Prize will be awarded as specified in the Schedule. The Prize values are the recommended retail value as provided by the relevant supplier, are in Australian dollars and are correct as at the time of the commencement of the Competition Period. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the Prize value.


Prize Restrictions

10. Unless otherwise specified in the Schedule, the Promoter will not be responsible for any additional costs associated with use of the Prize. The Prize winner (and, if applicable, their guest(s)) is responsible for all costs associated with using the Prize including (if applicable) travel and/or transfer costs, expenses with respect to food and beverages, travel and medical insurance costs and spending money.

11. If a Prize is available in various locations, the Prize winner is only eligible to claim the Prize in their nearest capital city. If the Prize occurs in the Prize winner’s home city, the Prize winner will not be eligible to receive any accommodation or airfares (which may otherwise have formed part of the Prize).

12. If the Prize is date specific, the Prize winner must be available to redeem the Prize on the dates stipulated by the Promoter. If the Prize winner is not able to redeem the Prize on that date, the Promoter may determine another Prize winner in its absolute discretion.

13. No component of the Prize can be transferred or redeemed for cash.

14. All Prizes are subject to availability. In the event that any of the Prizes or part of a Prize becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to provide a similar product to the same or greater value as the original prize, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation.

15. It is a condition of accepting the Prize that the winner (and any guests participating in using the Prize) must comply with all the conditions of use of the Prize and Prize supplier’s requirements.

16. If the Prize includes flights, entrants agree that:

(a) the Prize does not include transfers to and from the winner’s place of residence to the departure point and transfers between the accommodation and airport (unless otherwise specified in the Schedule);

(b) the flights must be utilised at the same time, for the same travel dates, to and from the same destination;

(c) no frequent flyer (or equivalent rewards program) points will accrue to the Prize winner (and any guest participating in using the Prize) on the Prize flights or accommodation; and

(d) the booking time of the flights will be determined by the Promoter in its complete discretion and blackout periods may apply including all public holidays.

17. If the Prize includes accommodation, it is a condition of accepting the Prize that the Prize winner may be requested to present their credit card or a cash deposit upon arrival at any accommodation to cover all ancillary costs they may incur during their stay. For the avoidance of doubt, the Prize winner acknowledges that the accommodation part of the Prize includes room charges only (and no ancillary costs such as room service).

18. If the Prize involves tickets to an event, the Promoter is not responsible for any changes in times or dates, or cancellations or rescheduling of events that may prevent the Prize winner from redeeming the Prize or any part of it.


Winner Notification

19. Unless advertised differently, the Prize winner(s) will be notified in accordance with the Winner Notification details in the Schedule. Please allow at least twenty-eight (28) days from the date of notification for the delivery of the Prize.


Rights in Your Entry

20. Unless otherwise specified in the Schedule, all physical entries become the property of the Promoter and will not be returned to the entrants.


21. To be eligible for a Prize your entry must only include original material created by you or material which you have permission to use, which may be included in your entry.

22. By submitting your entry to the Promoter, you grant the Promoter and its licensees and assignees:

(a) the Rights in Your Entry specified in the Schedule to exercise all rights in your entry, including without limitation, the right to reproduce and communicate your entry to the public in whole or in part, in perpetuity and throughout the world in any media; and

(b) the right to publicise, broadcast and communicate to the public your name, character, likeness or voice for any promotion or matter incidental to the Competition with no compensation to you for such use.

23. You understand and agree that your entry may be edited or adapted at any time by the Promoter for legal, editorial or operational reasons.

24. As a condition of accepting the Prize, the winner must sign any legal documentation as and in the form required by the Promoter and/or Prize suppliers in their absolute discretion, including but not limited to a legal release and indemnity form.


IA Material

25. If the method of entry instructs you to include any material owned by the Promoter (IA Material) such as an IA trade mark or logo, you agree that:

(a) you must not use the IA Material for any purpose other than for the purpose of including it in your entry in the Competition;

(b) any use of the IA Material by you will not give you or any other person (other than the Promoter) any right, title or interest in the IA Material;

(c) you must not carry on a business under a name which includes the IA Material or any trade mark similar to the IA Material; and

(d) you must not apply to register a trade mark similar to IA Material.

26. No other party may use the IA Material without prior approval of the Promoter.



27. The Promoter will collect your personal information for the purposes of conducting the Competition. In doing so, the Promoter may disclose your personal information to its contractors, agents, any partner or co-promoter and to State and Territory gaming departments. Prize winners’ names may be published as set out in these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter may also use your personal information for any promotional, marketing and publicity purposes of the Promoter.



28. Any attempt to interfere with the normal functioning of the Website or to otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of this Competition is prohibited and will render all entries submitted by that entrant invalid.

29. You warrant that:

(a) your entry is your original work, and to the extent it is not, you have obtained the relevant permission;

(b) all details provided with your entry are true and accurate;

(c) you have all necessary rights to grant the Promoter the rights granted under these Terms and Conditions;


(d) use of your entry by the Promoter, in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, will not infringe the rights of any third parties; and

(e) your entry does not breach any law.

30. You agree to indemnify the Promoter against any loss or damage resulting from any breach of the warranties above and acknowledge that the Promoter may, in its absolute discretion, not award the Prize to you for breach of the warranties above.

31. You acknowledge that the Promoter is under no obligation to use your entry, and any reproduction and/or communication of your entry to the public by the Promoter (in accordance with these Terms and Conditions) is at the complete discretion of the Promoter.

32. You acknowledge this Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Competition must be directed to the IA through the Website or via email rather than to Facebook.

33. If there is any event that prevents or hinders the Promoter’s conduct of the Competition or the Promoter’s ability to deliver the Prize to the Prize winner(s), the Promoter may, in its discretion, cancel the Competition and recommence it at another time under the same conditions.

34. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, or for any failure of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Competition, or for any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of the Competition. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.

35. To the full extent permitted by the law, the Promoter is not liable for any delay, death, injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or consequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Competition or accepting or using any Prize, including without limitation non-receipt of any Prize or damage to any Prize in transit and the Prize winner’s failure to comply with the terms and conditions (if any) specified by any third party.


Terms and Conditions

Judging details

The IA editorial team will judge the entries on originality and imaginatively.

Prize restrictions

The first prize of three (3) consecutive nights accommodation at Villa Garfield for up to 8 people is subject to availability and may only be redeemed for dates during the low season months (February, March, May, June and August) in 2017 or 2018.  Additional nights may be purchased at a reduced rate of $200 a night (subject to availability). Availability and bookings are to be confirmed directly with the owner (details will be provided to the winner).


Second and third place entries will each receive an IA merchandise prize pack (up to $100 in value) which may include items such as stickers, polo shirts, bags and books.  The contents of the prize packs are at the discretion of the Promoters.


Additional terms applicable to this competition



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