Startup targets recycled luxury fashion

GlobalData reports the second-hand economy is projected to grow to nearly 1.5 times the size of fast fashion, to a value of $US64 billion within the next 10 years. Ms Comazzetto spent a couple of months “hacking the product together” before she was accepted into the StartMate accelerator program which included an investment of $75,000 for a 7.5 per cent stake in AirRobe. There is a real generational shift in consumers who are wanting to dress sustainably and buying pre-loved quality designer items makes the most sense. Hannon Comazzetto AirRobe…

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Scott Morrison is still streets ahead of Anthony Albanese

There should be no surprise that the economy was the most important issue at the election, named by 20 per cent of voters compared to 16 per cent who named the environment, 12 per cent who named health and 8 per cent who named taxation. Another 19 per cent named the more general issue of the parties as a whole. What stands out is the way these issues drove the swings at the ballot box. Anthony Albanese faces a task ahead of him. Illustration: Andrew DysonCredit: Among those who previously…

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Australia v New Zealand | Marnus Labuschagne stars in engrossing start to Trans-Tasman series

New Zealand braved soaring temperatures and were rewarded for their toil and discipline in the evening with the wickets of Smith and Matthew Wade as the pink ball came to life. After winning the toss, the hosts were 4-248 at stumps. Both cricket tragics, Labuschagne and Smith are inseparable off the field and for much of the first day they were hard to part on it, their 132-run stand forming the bedrock of Australia’s innings. The Queenslander has already adopted some of his senior partner’s fidgety mannerisms, including the exaggerated…

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Best of cartoons December 13, 2019

Best of cartoons December 13, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 10 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day. December 12, 2019 — 11.11pm 1/10 Illustration: Cathy WilcoxCredit: 2/10 Illustration: Matt Golding 3/10 Illustration: Jim Pavlidis 4/10 Illustration: Matt GoldingCredit: 5/10 Illustration: John Shakespeare 6/10 Illustration: Matt Golding 7/10 Illustration: Oslo Davis 8/10 Illustration: Matt Golding 9/10 Illustration: Andrew DysonCredit: 10/10 Illustration: Matt Golding Politics

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Labuschagne keeps his cool to hit ton in Perth scorcher

Not initially chosen in the Ashes series, Labuschagne has cruised past contemporaries such as Joe Burns, who since his fine knock in Brisbane has again reverted to a worrying pattern of diamonds and rocks. In Perth, it was not so much that Burns fell for nine as that he appeared lucky to get that many. In a painful hour, he played inside and outside the line of the ball frequently enough that, when he was finally struck on the front shin by Colin de Grandhomme, he accepted the umpire’s lbw…

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Tech giants warned on tax

Facebook, Uber, Microsoft and Apple all paid a 30 per cent tax rate on more than $666 million in taxable income in the 2018 financial year. Between them, the firms earned $12.5 billion from Australian consumers last year. Google, which made $1 billion alone in 2017-18, paid only 19 per cent tax after claiming deductions. Loading Mr Morrison said US retailer Amazon “was back within months” after it threatened to boycott Australia following the application of GST to online purchases last year. “We held firm when it came to standing…

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Fowler wants Brisbane to Roar against United

“Regardless of what people have said about us and our performances I think we’ve been a relatively good team,” Fowler said. “Last week was a bit of an eye-opener. We lost against a real quality team with three quality players. “It’s obviously a bad result … of course I’m massively disappointed and I was probably hurting as much as anyone after the game but you can’t be hurting too long because you’ve got to go out there and you’ve got to try and rectify what happened.” Key match stats Brisbane…

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What the largest Australian companies paid in tax

An AMP spokesman said its insurance and superannuation businesses were subject to different tax rates. A lift in commodity prices helped boost the tax take from some of the nation’s biggest miners. BHP paid $3.5 billion last year, $200 million up on 2016-17, while Rio Tinto paid $3.1 billion in income tax. The previous year it’s income tax bill was $1.8 billion. The Commonwealth Bank was the nation’s biggest corporate taxpayer in 2017-18, paying $4.3 billion.Credit:Yianni Aspradakis An extra $400 million was paid by Mitsubishi Development, which became one of…

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Kinga seals the deal for City as Victory crumble in final minutes

The loss means that Victory, last year’s premiers, languish in sixth place with four points. City, as befits an unbeaten team which came into this game on top of the ladder, began confidently and played the ball around well in the opening minutes only for a number of moves to end with a misplaced final pass. Hotshot: Goalscorer Yukari Kinga of Melbourne City (right) goes up against Annalie Longo of Victory.Credit:Getty Images It was, however, City goalkeeper Lydia Williams who was the first pressed into action when she had to…

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Australia A women defeated by touring Indians

Meanwhile, Heather Graham took 2-55 with the ball and hit 27 with the bat as she fights it out to keep her spot in Australia’s squad for next year’s Twenty20 World Cup. Shafali Verma was the best for the visitors, smashing 124 off just 78 balls to set up the win. A massive 100 of her 124 runs came in boundaries, as she whacked 19 fours and four sixes. The match is the first of three one-dayers, before a crucial three-match Twenty20 series that could play a big role in…

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