Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Make Australia Proud

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Make Australia Proud

Article excerpt

GO on girls, buy that new red wool rug today, or grab that new sheet set you have been drooling over. Not only is it good for your soul, but you are partially helping the country dodge shrapnel from the global financial crisis fall out.

So good on you if you splurged too much at Freedom's floor stock sale or spent way too much on a new saucepan set. You are single handedly, and in a most unselfish act, helping our economy. But let's get back to the material stuff, as that is far more interesting than number crunching. It seems single gals, mums, and women of all ages have been going on a bit of a binge at shopping centres and indulging in a bit of retail therapy. The average Aussie family spent six per cent more at shopping centres that when the global financial crisis hit in September last year.

Homewares and clothing have topped the list for what we shoved into our cars to then unpack at home. …

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