Households hoarding $40b of unwanted items as secondhand economy booms

Households hoarding $40b of unwanted items as secondhand economy booms

Hannah Richardson clears out her family’s unwanted belongings every season and either gives them away or sells them online. She is one of the more than one in two Australians who regularly sell secondhand items, with a new report estimating 84 million used goods changed hands in the past year. Hannah Richardson is preparing to sell unwanted children’s toys ahead of the influx of Christmas gifts. Photo: Peter Rae“It sickens me seeing things go to landfill,” said Hannah, 43. “I’m not perfect by any means but if I can pass on…

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Strauss says no England 'blacklist' for Morgan (AFP)

Strauss says no England 'blacklist' for Morgan (AFP)

AFPon September 18, 2016, 10:12 pm Strauss says no England ‘blacklist’ for Morgan London (AFP) – England supremo Andrew Strauss has said there will be no “blacklist” for Eoin Morgan despite the one-day captain opting out of the Bangladesh tour on security grounds. Morgan led the one-day side to home series wins over both Sri Lanka and Pakistan this season but, together with fellow batsman Alex Hales, has decided against travelling to Bangladesh for next month’s series. But former England captain Strauss said the decision would not be held against…

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Freed hostage tells of terror as friends beheaded in Philippines (AFP)

Freed hostage tells of terror as friends beheaded in Philippines (AFP)

AFPon September 18, 2016, 10:04 pm Norwegian, Indonesians, savour first day of freedom in Philippines Indanan (Philippines) (AFP) – A Norwegian former hostage on Sunday described his psychological torture as he heard his friends being beheaded by Islamic militants during a year-long captivity in the southern Philippines. A heavily bearded and gaunt Kjartan Sekkingstad, who was released on Saturday by the feared Abu Sayyaf group, also said he narrowly survived military attacks against his captors, with a bullet piercing his backpack. “Basically, I’ve been treated like a slave, carrying their…

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Charmian Carr, actress best known as The Sound of Music's Liesl, dies

Charmian Carr, actress best known as The Sound of Music's Liesl, dies

Posted September 19, 2016 08:03:27 External Link: Sixteen Going On Seventeen Related Story: Sound of Music star Eleanor Parker dies aged 91 Actress Charmian Carr, best known for her role as the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, in the Academy Award-winning film The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 73. Carr is especially remembered singing the beloved duet, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, with Daniel Truhitte in the famous “Leisl and Rolf” gazebo. Carr’s death, from complications related to dementia, was announced in a statement online by the…

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Jobs website accused of eroding workers' rights

Jobs website accused of eroding workers' rights

Updated September 18, 2016 15:13:58 Photo: Airtasker has created “an explosion” of below-award wage work, Unions NSW says. (ABC News: Bill Code) Unions NSW is taking on online jobs “marketplace” Airtasker, accusing it of eroding workers’ rights. Airtasker was created in 2012 and connects people who need small jobs done with jobseekers who want to perform them. Jobseekers can bid against each other to be hired for traditional tasks such as gardening, or more obscure tasks such as standing in a queue to buy a new mobile phone. The Australian…

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