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Op shopper calls out exorbitant prices in Australian second hand stores

Op shopper calls out exorbitant prices in Australian second hand stores

An Australian TikTok identity and op-shop lover has called out second hand stores across the country for bumping up their prices as an op-shopping trend gains popularity. Melbourne based influencer Jaclyn has raised awareness through her platform about prices skyrocketing in her local thrift stores, saying she is “over” the price tags on recycled goods. …

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Powerball winner: Grandmother says she 'couldn't move' after massive $20 million win

Powerball winner: Grandmother says she ‘couldn’t move’ after massive $20 million win

A grandmother in Melbourne’s west who woke up $20m richer after winning Powerball has revealed the secrets behind her newfound wealth. The Truganina woman held the only national division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1369 on Thursday, turning her into a multi-millionaire overnight. The lucky winner made the sage decision to switch up her …

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South Korea pardons Samsung boss 'to help the economy'

South Korea pardons Samsung boss ‘to help the economy’

The heir and de facto leader of the Samsung group received a presidential pardon Friday, continuing South Korea’s long tradition of freeing business leaders convicted of corruption on economic grounds. Billionaire Lee Jae-yong, convicted of bribery and embezzlement in January last year, will be “reinstated” to give him a chance to “contribute to overcoming the …

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Disney passes Netflix in streaming war, but there are two catches

Disney passes Netflix in streaming war, but there are two catches

Disney has overtaken Netflix in the global race for streaming customers. But there’s a catch. Actually, there are many catches. The headline numbers are that Disney as an entertainment megalith now has 221.1 million subscriptions to Netflix’s 220.6 million accounts. While that looks like Disney has surpassed Netflix in the streaming wars, that 221.1 million …

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Google fined $60 million for misleading some Australian mobile users about collection of location data

Google has been slapped with a $60 million fine for some misleading consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones between January 2017 and December 2018. The consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), took Google to the Federal Court last year, saying the issue may have …

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Australia's tourism woes as visitors drop by 65 per cent since pre-Covid

Australia’s tourism woes as visitors drop by 65 per cent since pre-Covid

The number of international tourists visiting Australia since the country’s borders opened back up is way down on pre-pandemic levels, according to new data. Much of the decrease is due to international conflicts and a dip in the number of Chinese nationals choosing to holiday Down Under. Chief executive officer of the Tourism and Transport …

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Aramex delivery driver gets bogged in front yard of Sydney home

Aramex delivery driver gets bogged in front yard of Sydney home

A Sydneysider returned home to an unexpected – and most definitely unwanted – delivery service on Thursday night. In a photo posted to a Sydney Reddit forum, an Aramex delivery van appears to be bogged in a homeowner’s front yard, damaging their lawn. Tire tracks suggest the driver was attempting to use the lawn to …

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WD-40 boss Garry Ridge, the Australian stepping down as CEO of a brand everyone knows, talks about 25 years at the helm

WD-40 boss Garry Ridge, the Australian stepping down as CEO of a brand everyone knows, talks about 25 years at the helm

Sitting in a big chocolate-colored booth, Ridge takes a sip of Californian Chardonnay and starts regaling me with tales of his life as a traveling salesman. He says he’s been to 72 countries selling the famous blue and yellow cans, two of which he has strategically placed on the lunch table. His current American Airlines …

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