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Next week to provide a spotlight “on genuine Aussie goods”

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Next week is Australian Made Week, and it’s a chance to celebrate local ingenuity, according to organisers the Australian Made Campaign.

Citing outdoor toilet roll holder the ‘Dunny Buddy’ and the ‘Strucket’ (an all-in-one strainer bucket) and beyond, Australians are “among the most ingenious makers and creators in the world”, said AMCL in a statement on Monday.

Australian Made Week – running May 20 – 26 and featuring singer songwriter Jessica Mauboy (pictured) as this year’s Ambassador – represents “our chance to celebrate all that we create”.

“…[W]e Aussies have a reputation and passion for creating things,” said Mauboy.

“For me it’s my music and I’m excited to lend my voice to celebrating the ingenuity of other Australians who put their heart and soul into producing home-grown products”.

Australian Made Chief Executive Ben Lazzaro added that it was a time to “to put the spotlight on genuine Aussie goods”.

The week is an opportunity “to become more conscious about our purchases”, said Lazzaro, and if each household spent an extra $10 weekly on Australian Made products, “it would generate almost an additional $5 billion to the Australian economy” as well as up to 9,000 new jobs.

“When we buy products bearing the iconic Australian Made green and gold kangaroo, we are helping all Australians enjoy the lifestyle that makes us the envy of the rest of the world,” he added.

According to Roy Morgan research commissioned by AMCL, 91 per cent of Australians want to see more Australian Made options, and 72 per cent are seeking to buy more Australian Made products in the next 12 months.

Editor’s note: Australian Made is sponsor of @AuManufacturing’s Celebrating Australian Made editorial series, which will feature a profile of at least one local manufacturer every day next week.

Picture: supplied


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