Buying Australian is Critical for Drought RecoveryTuesday, January 25. 2011
The Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) Campaign is reminding Australians that now more than ever is the time to consciously buy locally made and grown products.
The floods and other natural disasters have had a devastating impact on Australia with billions of dollars damage to the nation’s agriculture, industries and export sales
It is important that we show our support to Australians affected by these natural disasters by buying Australian grown produce.
AMAG Chief Executive Ian Harrison says: “As a nation we have a lot to be proud of. Our farmers, fishermen, manufacturers and processors make and grow goods which are renowned world-wide for their innovation, quality, high standards, and of course, in the case of food products, great taste,” Mr Harrison says.
“The impact that the floods are having on the nation’s East coast and the bushfires to the West, and of course the previous years of drought, is staggering.
“I really encourage all Australians to get behind our local businesses, producers and fellow workers by buying Australian made and grown products. You will not only be buying great products; you will be supporting our growers, manufacturers and the local economy in this time of recovery.”
“One way to do this is by looking for the AMAG logo. It has been helping shoppers easily find genuine Australian goods for 25 years now. Research shows us that it is the most trusted and recognised country-of-origin symbol. It is used on over 10,000 great items to show you that they have been made or grown right here, by Australians and to Australia’s high standards.”
The iconic Australian Made ‘kangaroo’ will be seen via see 500,000 Australian Made logo removable tattoos handed out at parks, beaches and in selected supermarkets around Australia from a joint Australia Day initiative between AMAG and Coles.
Visit www.AustralianMade.com.au for more information.