Monday, June 17, 2024

Australian Made Week returns

Following the success of the first Australian Made products week in 2021, the Australian Made Campaign’s flagship event is returning next month.

Taking place 6-12 June, Australian Made Week is aimed at influencing consumers’ shopping habits, encouraging them to buy Australian made and grown products displaying the “trusted” green-and-gold Australian Made logo.

Cook, lawyer, TV presenter, author, and now Australian Made Week ambassador, Adam Liaw says buying Australian made comes with a feel-good factor as you’re making socially, economically, and environmentally responsible purchasing decisions with far-reaching benefits.

“We are absolutely spoilt for choice in Australia as we have the best products in the world, manufactured and grown to the highest standards right here in our own backyard,” he says.

“Covid reminded all of us that we need to think and buy local ­­– and move away from reliance on imported goods – if we’re going to have manufacturing self-sufficiency and reliable supply chains, ensuring we can obtain products we want, when we want them.

“As a passionate supporter of local industry, I’m so excited to be part of this campaign. My view is it’s a no-brainer to choose Australian made when you can. When you do, everyone wins – be it through job creation, consistent supply of consumer goods, or just getting a top-quality product.

“To get involved in Australian Made Week, when you’re making purchases – whether it’s flowers, woks or socks – go for Australian made or grown and spread the word on your socials by posting about your buy with #AustralianMadeWeek.

“Something new that’s been added to this year’s activities and worth looking out for is a series of special events targeting specific industries and interests, including family and small business, technology, Indigenous business, agriculture, and e-commerce.”

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