- Ross and John's gastronomical Footscray tour
- Why is there no rail link to the airport?
- Call for children under 16 to be banned from quad bike riding
- Miniature houses quick, cheap and loveable
- Does this advertisement trivialise depression?
- Organ donation up by 100 per cent
- Sharp scare 'Gibbon' to Melbourne Zoo worker
- Daisy Pearce 'overwhelmed' at being first ever top women's AFL draft pick
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- mylene on Does this advertisement trivialise ... I didn't see the ad in The Age. Depressed men must favour The Herald Sun. :) more
- mylene on Why is there no rail link to the ... There's a guy and there's a deal and there's a confidentiality clause. Join the dots. ;) more
- POOR DOG on Rumour File: Vicious dog attack spills ... It was sad for both dogs, but the dog put down was the American staffy after been punched in the face at least 40 times to ... more
- Jim on Does this advertisement trivialise ... They could have at least picked a winning team to put the message out. The Demons would get anyone down at the moment! more
- Jillian on Does this advertisement trivialise ... Sadly people with depression has to fight their own personal 'DEMONS' on a day to day basis. Mental illness is on the rise ... more
- Aria Judilla on Rumour File: Vicious dog attack spills ... You're correct Mylene. Like the stupid smokers you mentioned they need to be regulated and slowly phased out from society. more
- Ivan@kinnane on Does this advertisement trivialise ... Well it certainly got everyone's attention! more
- Rob on Does this advertisement trivialise ... The lady from beyond blue who called up and said the advertisement was done to try and get men's attention, because "it's ... more
- Brian Myerson on Organ donation up by 100 per cent OTA, the Organ and Tissue Authority was established in January 2009. In Australia, for the year ended 31 December 2008 there ... more
- No Thanks on 'Cats fighting over a rancid sandwich' She's no big deal. I'm quite she there are plenty of others who could take her place. more
- Ken of Euroa on Sharp scare 'Gibbon' to Melbourne Zoo ... Wow what a story....zoo worker scratched on the finger by sharp thing! Hold the presses this is bigger than Watergate! more
- Andrew on Daisy Pearce 'overwhelmed' at being ... Poor Daisy - What chance does she have? Another first round selection by Melbourne!!!!!!! more
- Susan on Daisy Pearce 'overwhelmed' at being ... We have women's football, women's netball, women's cricket...all thriving sports for women, yet none can't get a interview ... more
- David R on Sharp scare 'Gibbon' to Melbourne Zoo ... This is news.. you will be reporting paper cuts soon!! more
- mylene on Rumour File: Vicious dog attack spills ... Dog owners are the smokers of the 21st Century. :) more
- Ivan@kinnane on Ella Hooper leaves Nine red-faced Ella was 13 when she first fronted Killing Heidi. She used to wear some provocative outfits! So interesting comments from ... more
- Ross on Rumour File: Ramping issue caused ... Agree Peninsula Ambo.Paramedics are constantly called out to attend patients who are better off seeking a GP's opinion or ... more
- Peninsula Ambo on Rumour File: Ramping issue caused ... Ramping I believe is NOT the issue here, and with all other cases in the media. The problem solely lies in the call taking ... more
- Peggy on Rumour File: Vicious dog attack spills ... The ONLY was to stop this is to punish the stupid, irrisponsible owners.You can't blame a gun for killing someone. It's the ... more
- David R on Rumour File: Ramping issue caused ... Shouldn't you be asking the Hospital staff and management why they refuse to accept patients. more
Op shop shortage: Donate your quality clothes today!
With charity op shops reporting their lowest level of stock on record, Ross and John want your support in donating clothes you haven’t worn for a year to your local op shop.
Speaking with 3AW Breakfast, Do Something! spokesperson John Dee said despite a huge demand for goods and clothing from op shops, people were holding onto their goods because of economic pressures.
”Unfortunately we're in a situation where they are literally billions of dollars of clothes lying unused in our wardrobes,” he said.
”And yet...the charity op shops are desperately needing more clothes and more items to get donated at the 2,000 op shop stores around Australia.”
John Dee urged people to do a spring clean and give any unneeded, good quality clothes to their local charity.
"If you haven't worn it for a year, and it's good quality, get it down to the local op shop and give them a hand," he said.
Go to Do Something’s! Op Shop Week site to find the closest op shop to you to donate.
LISTEN: Do Something! spokesperson John Dee speaks with Ross and John:
why are they renovating these op shops to look like boutiques then upping the price? Leaving them as they are with cheaper goods for all, would be alot better. Who is paying for these renovations?julia Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - 9:50 AM
Do opp shops or salvos accept bathersAmira Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - 10:09 AM
I have taken all my items on a Saturday and handed them in.
Kerryn, these charities don't make it hard. They are there on weekends too.
The reason you can't just leave items after hours at the door is because this is when most people will leave their rubbish there.zoeymoggard Monday 1 October, 2012 - 8:20 PM
People are selling their clothes themselves on Ebay, etc. I'm sick of all the Op shops crying poor. When they stop paying yourselves disgusting wages and benefits I'll start donating again. Disclose how much actual goes to the poor and then we'll all know the truth. The Op shops are only for the rich now!I now ask the local church if there are people in need of anything I no longer have need for. I've just cut out the middle man now.Tanya Friday 28 September, 2012 - 12:12 PM
Why does the public expect op shops to be accessible 24 hours seven days a week? One doesn't expect these hours of a hairdresser or a clothing store. And municipal by-laws govern the use of footpaths outside op shops - not the op shops. Leaving goods outside op shops is also an OH&S issue for the public - not a very charitable act.Kerryn Thursday 27 September, 2012 - 11:49 AM
Stop moaning and crying op shops, you have no one to blame but yourselves as you have made it extremely difficult for people to donate. Make donating conveniant and people will donate until then stop with the poor, poor pitiful me attitude.Stella - Morwell Tuesday 25 September, 2012 - 2:59 PM