ENTERPRISING: While  he is too young to get a job, Cooper Riri, 8, has been doing rubbish runs with his father, Karl Riri, since mid-2018 to trade in his neighbours' rubbish for cash.
ENTERPRISING: While he is too young to get a job, Cooper Riri, 8, has been doing rubbish runs with his father, Karl Riri, since mid-2018 to trade in his neighbours' rubbish for cash. Cordell Richardson

Ipswich youngster's mission to save for a house deposit

RISING property prices across Queensland are leading many parents to wonder if their children will ever be able to afford to buy a home, so one young man is taking matters into his own hands - at the ripe old age of eight.

Cooper Riri has set himself an ambitious goal to save enough money for a house deposit before he finishes high school.

While he's too young to get a job, Cooper has been doing rubbish runs with his father, Karl Riri, since mid-2018 to trade in his neighbours' rubbish for cash.

"Cooper and I regularly go around our community and local businesses to collect items which can be recycled, reused and resold," Mr Riri said.

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