Compass - De-stuffing Christmas
Many Australians have traditionally engaged in an orgy of spending in the lead-up to Christmas, lavishing huge amounts on gifts for family and friends. But for some, it's gone too far. Tired of what they see as rampant materialism, more and more Australians are buying goods at 'Fair Trade' markets. Others are turning to gift catalogues with a difference.
They're opting for presents of pigs, cows, toilets and seeds, and in the process helping some of the world's poorest people. This Compass Christmas special examines three different initiatives from the buying to the receiving as far away as Oecussi in East Timor.
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