Should Australians buy Australian-grown produce?
The answer has been No, if it is not the cheapest or the nicest looking. Now this belief is being challenged, as farmers seek to sell their floods-damaged stock. For the sake of their survival, we are being asked to abandon our standards.
If we look at the situation carefully, it may be in our own best interests to support our own when we can.
Not only in buying flood-affected produce, but in supporting Australian enterprise and products in the work of recovery after floods and cyclones.
Rebuilding and replacement will need an enormous amount of manufactures.
The more Australian jobs there are, the more money there is to buy what we ourselves produce or do.
The more Australian industries are supported by Australians, the more chance they have to thrive and export
The more Australian products are exported, the less we must import, because the cheaper Australian goods can be on the Australian market, with greater turnover.
The less we import, the less we must depend upon exporting our heritage without leaving any for our children – that is, the less we must exporting all the minerals in the ground, that others may use them to make the goods that we do not make ourselves.
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