Extra $10 on Aussie Made can create 11,000 new jobs
The first-ever Australian Made Week kicks off today and shoppers are being urged to say ‘g’day’ to one extra locally made or grown product per week to help boost the country’s economy over the next 12 months.
According to recent Roy Morgan research, if every household spent an additional $10 a week on Australian Made products, it would inject an extra $5 billion into the economy each year and create up to 11,000 new jobs.
Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, said the purpose of Australian Made Week – which runs from Monday 24 May to Sunday 30 May – is to celebrate and support local makers and growers.
“It’s an opportunity to focus on the benefits of buying local and highlight that when you buy Australian Made, you have a direct economic impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Australians throughout the supply chain,” he said.
“Even making a small change in your weekly shopping can create a huge difference for local businesses.”