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Why you should ‘buy local’ in wake of natural disasters 


31-08-2010
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Why you should ‘buy local’ in wake of natural disasters 


 

 

Ian Harrison … ‘buy local’

The Australian Made Campaign is appealing to shoppers to look for locally made and grown products and produce in the wake of the recent natural disasters across the eastern states.  

“The next best thing to providing physical or monetary support is for shoppers to make their upcoming purchases from local growers and manufacturers,” Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, said.

“That puts much-needed reinvestment and money back into the local economy.”

The past few weeks have seen a spate of natural disasters wreak havoc across Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.

“Now is the time to reinvest in our local communities, by purchasing from local businesses wherever possible – at the supermarket, when shopping for home wares or when replenishing office supplies – when making purchases of any kind,” Mr Harrison said.

“When you buy Australian-made and Australian-grown products and produce, not only can you be sure you’re getting great quality, but you can also count on the fact that your purchase is supporting a local grower or manufacturer in this time of recovery.”

Mr Harrison said the easiest way to identify genuine Aussie goods is to look for the green-and-gold Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo.

The AMAG logo is the registered certification trademark that labels a product as authentically made or grown in Australia.

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