The Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) Campaign is urging Australians to ‘buy local’ in an effort to help those impacted by the Queensland floods.
The devastating impact of floods in Queensland and Victoria and other natural disasters experienced across Australia is rapidly being felt with billions of dollars worth of damage to the nation’s agriculture, industries and export sales. However, individuals can show their support to those adversely affected through a simple gesture, 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.”