No pets or plants

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Guide - SARAH NI­CHOL­SON

LIZ Hayes gave up on in­door plants a while ago. There was no point try­ing to save them — they would just per­ish dur­ing the long and reg­u­lar times she spent away from home gath­er­ing sto­ries for 60 Min­utes.

Hayes also had to set up a sys­tem that would mean her mail was col­lected and her bills paid on time.

‘‘I have de­vel­oped a clever sys­tem for pay­ing my bills, which has been work­ing for a few years now,’’ Hayes says.

‘‘I have an ac­coun­tant, God bless her, who col­lects my mail and pays my bills be­cause there were many times when my elec­tric­ity was about 60 Min­utes, PG Chan­nel 9, Sun­day, 7.30pm Cur­rent af­fairs Du­ra­tion: 1 hour to be cut and I was in some far-flung area.

‘‘Some (com­pa­nies) only give you a few weeks to pay up and some­times a bill would ar­rive the day af­ter I left and it would be over­due by the time I got back, so we de­vised a sys­tem and she hasn’t let me down.

‘‘And I don’t have plants or an­i­mals. I can’t look af­ter any­thing that needs me to stay alive.

‘‘For all of us (60 Min­utes re­porters) we are out of our own

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