Buy local and back Australian business

07 Jun 2022 |

Australia’s largest and most representative voice for business, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is urging consumers to support local goods this Australian Made Week and beyond.

“For more than 30 years, the Australian Made logo has made it easier for consumers to support local businesses and local jobs,” ACCI chief executive Andrew McKellar said today.

“The iconic green and gold kangaroo is one of the most recognised trademarks in the nation.

“ACCI is a founder and proud champion of Australian Made and has been working closely with the organisation to promote Australian business since that time.

Australian Made Week, which started yesterday and runs until Sunday, is also a reminder to Australian businesses to use their local status as a key selling point.

“The COVID-19 pandemic placed renewed focus on the need for a strong Australian manufacturing sector,” Mr McKellar said.

“We welcome the focus of the new Albanese Government on supporting Australian manufacturing and making things here.

“But this week is also an opportunity to support those Australian businesses that have been hit hard by the disruption of the pandemic.

“Buying Australian means supporting more Australian jobs, and that’s the best decision anyone can make at the supermarket checkout.

In addition to driving demand for more Australian goods, it’s essential for jobs growth that the right settings are in place for Australian business.

“During the federal election, ACCI’s Back Australian Business campaign outlined an action plan to boost investment and spur renewed productivity growth.

“This will be critical to delivering a stronger economy and higher standards of living for all Australians over the coming decades.

Australian Made Campaign Limited is a not-for-profit public company, established in 1999 by ACCI and the network of state and territory chambers of commerce, with the cooperation of the Federal Government.

For more information about Australian Made Week, visit the website here.

For more information:

Jack Quail | Media adviser

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