Oh we have chooks so I get my eggs from them (very local...!), except they stopped laying a little while ago because it got a bit cooler/shorter days, I had to actually buy some!
I try to get Australian made as much as possible, most of our meat comes straight from the farm but if not there is no compromise Aussie or nothing, fruit and vege is much the same.
We recently went furniture shopping and dh insisted on Harvey Norman as they advertise as Australian made but everything we looked at was imported, we ended up buying everything from a local shop so even though it wasn't Australian made it was supporting our local town.
Even though I'm a kiwi I live in Aussie and will definitely pay extra for Aussie products!!
Worthwhile bumping this up to remind us all to do our bit. If we all make a conscious effort to buy Australian and encourage our families and friends to do the same, maybe we can help the local economy.
For everyone reading this that can possibly afford it - we NEED to make sure we are buying Australian grown produce. It will be a sad state of affairs if we end up relying on other countries to feed us.
This is an issue close to my heart as well after seeing my uncle decommission his orchard after it just wasn't viable anymore.
This isn't actually something I think about. I know all my fruit and veg is locally grown but don't consider other things I buy. I will make more of an effort in future.
With you being directly affected, what do you think the solution is? Genuine question.
I dont know much about economics etc but I really can't believe that the government (lib or lab doesnt matter) don't bother to hike up import taxes in order to save local industry.
I buy local produce, I buy SPC. I'd be happy to pay a little more for an Aussie product.
Admittedly there are some imported products I like but not many.
And lastly I'm so over my local fishmonger selling imported barramundi. Wtf is that about???!!!!
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